47 Cheap Street
There are times when it can feel hard to talk to friends or family members and when it can be very helpful to speak to someone not involved in your daily life, who is there to focus on you and listen to how you are feeling. I offer a confidential and non-judgmental relationship where we can think together about whatever is troubling you.
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked for charitable organisations and in private practice, where I have successfully helped people struggling with issues including bereavement, difficulties with relationships, anxiety, depression and work stress.
Some information about how I work
My way of working is to be led by you and what you wish to discuss in your sessions.
My training means that in addition to listening carefully to what you are saying and thinking with you about present difficulties, I can help you consider underlying causes of situations you might be struggling with at this time. Sometimes we repeat patterns which may make things more difficult, without being aware that we are doing so. We can be acting in ways which have become habitual over time, but which are no longer helpful. Being aware of these patterns and habits and understanding why they have arisen can offer the chance to bring about positive change.
Getting in touch
You can give me a call, email or get in touch through my website.
I will get back to you within 24 hours and we can arrange a time to meet for a first session. This will be an opportunity for you to tell me about your reasons for seeking counselling and to see how you feel about talking to me.
I work at a practice in the centre of Newbury which is a few minutes walk from the train station and has plenty of parking close by. The clinic has three consulting rooms which are all comfortable, quiet and private. There is also a waiting area if you arrive early.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling following four years of training accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
I also undertake regular workshops and professional supervision.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership no. 827936) and follow the ethical guidelines of this professional body.
I have worked in the voluntary sector, for charitable organisations and in private practice, seeing clients in both long and short term relationships. I work with people aged 18 and over and have experience with a wide range of individuals from young adults through to elderly clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £50 for regular weekly sessions, which are 50 minutes long.
I am also able to offer sessions at a lower rate where there is a need and would be happy to discuss this with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client