Is life setting you or your family challenges and are you going through difficult times?
Do you feel that you may need some help to find answers?
I may be able to help you work through these difficulties with the skills I have accumulated over the years.
"Counselling may be a place to reflect on who you are and whom you may wish to become" (Elly 2018)
As an experienced Counsellor, I can provide a counselling/ therapy service to children, adolescents and adults.
My model of counselling is psychodynamic, person centred or creative, depending on the need and issues presented. My work is strongly influenced by attachement therapy.
My special interest is how people's lives have been affected by their main carers, their environment and how this has impacted on their lives. This is where I will use my 'attachment' training to try and find clues to present behaviour. My experience has grown over the many years of practice and the variety of issues presented in the various settings I have worked in.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its ethical framework for good practice and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in counselling (2005)
'Cruse' qualified bereavement counsellor and supervisor (2006)
Post Qualifying Diploma, counselling children and young people (2008)
Certificate in supervision (2018)
Diploma, NNEB in childcare (1995)
Experience in: supervision (bereavement work, students and counsellors), assessment of clients, bereavement work,facilitating bereavement training, experience running a school counselling service in primary schools and facilitating group work,working with teenagers, presenting workshops.
Experience, counselling students at secondary school level and at university.
Experience, private practice.
Experience, working for an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) provider.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My work is highly influenced by attachment theory. How the implications of their attachment has formed their personality and ways of coping.
This will also influence the work I undertake with clients who present with anxiety. The question from the attachment point is: what happened in their past to have this influence on the present.
£30.00 per session (students)
£40.00 per session.
Before becoming a Counsellor I spent several years working as an NNEB (Nursery Nurse) which gave me a good understanding of child development. This has given me the skills to see wider issues between child and parent/carer.
I do have a special interest in attachment issues and the impact that childhood has left us with as adults.
I have experience working with clients who find the transition into parenthood difficult, due to Post Natal Depression.
I attend regular training days to add to my knowledge and to keep updated with the latest developments.
I have attended ;"The Freedom Training Programme" and am able to take clients through the 12 week programme. Looking at the effect domestic violence has on you and what effect it has on children exposed to this kind of abuse.
I offer short-term or long-term sessions, depending on need and preferences.
I hold an enhanced DBS (previous CRB).
I understand that clients will benefit differently from their counselling experience, depending on the issues presented. I will always strive to help my clients through their difficult times and together find better solutions and coping strategies.
From what my clients have told me over the years is that they have greatly benefitted from the ability to talk to someone who is objective and non judgemental. This ability to share their stories in a safe space has enabled them to look at their issues with fresh eyes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available. Can offer weekend slots.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Qualified Bereavement counsellor and supervisor.View supervision profile