Counselling is helpful when life presents challanges such as anxiety, stress, depression, relatiionship problems, family issues, trauma.
My approach is based on Adler's Individual Psychology, which is humanistic, psychodynamic and person-centered. It is holistic, working with mind, body and spirit. My counselling approach is interactive and equal, myself and the client working together on the issues they bring. I am interested in helping people feel a sense of belonging, and of courage to tackle what life throws at them.
When we feel discouraged, we sometimes need some help to find our way back into the fullness of life. I look into my clients' early life, as the roots of our "stuckness" can often be found in ways we learnt to manage life when we were very young. We then work together to find a way to change our response to difficulties, to give ourselves more choice.
In my private practice, I work with young people and adults, including families and couples.
I also work with couples, looking in particular at how they carry out the "task for two" as Adler described the relationship. Communication, dealing with challenges as a couple, encouragement for the individual within the couple and how this can help resolve many issues.
I am also a qualified Family Counsellor, happy to work with the whole family, to explore the dynamics that cause friction in daily life, and to find ways to increase cooperation, so that each family member has a place in the group which is equal and valued.
I am a member of National Counselling Society (MNCS (Accred)).
I also offer supervision for counsellors and others in the helping professions. This can be one-to-one or in small groups. Contact me for details.
Training, qualifications & experience
2013 Certificate in Supervision
2011 Certificate in Adlerian Family Counselling
2006 – 2008 Diploma in Adlerian Counselling, Adlerian Society of Wales
2005 Adlerian Teaching Certificate
2004 – 2005 Certificate in Adlerian Counselling – Trinity College Carmarthen
2004 Counselling and Communications course – Trinity College Carmarthen
2003 City and Guilds in Adult Education – Level 1, Amersham College
1997 – 1998 Karuna Institute - Foundation in Core Process Psychotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My fee for one to one and couples counselling is £40 per hour, although I have a limited number of client places for which I can offer a reduction, depending on financial circumstances, and I offer counselling to students for a reduced fee.
The fee for family counselling is £50 for a one and a half hour session, and this usually only requires one or two shorter follow up sessions. Sometimes a first session of an hour is sufficient to start the process
I am also an experienced trainer, and am happy to put together bespoke training for companies, organisations who work in the counselling/caring/health fields.
I am a member of
National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred)
ASIIP (Adlerian Society of the UK and Institute for Individual Psychology),
I am fully insured.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a Certificate in Supervision from Cambridge Supervision Training.