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I offer my clients a supportive environment, my attention, empathy and compassion. I have many years' experience of working with people in difficult situations, and I am easy to communicate with and to build trust with. I provide a secure and confidential space where you would feel contained, able to express and better understand yourself.
Life can be full of contradictions - joy and excitement interlaced with uncertainties and challenges. At times this can feel disturbing and confusing, even frightening. Counselling is a helpful way to explore what is happening to you and ways to overcome difficulties.
You are here now - you have taken a step and are considering getting professional help. You may be feeling the need to articulate, understand and convey what is going on for you.
I believe this is best done with someone by your side, not in isolation. Your experiences can be painful and worrying. Therapy can help.
I will work together with you at your own pace, to build a solid therapeutic relationship in this process of self discovery and awareness, so that you to begin to develop a fresh outlook and new perspectives on the issues concerning you.
I believe in the wholeness of mind, body and soul. We will look at your emotions, thoughts and physical responses. We will work through the here and now, which means looking at your experiences in the present and how they may be affected by past events and relationships, in order to enable you to move forward with greater insight and learning.
I am person centred in my approach and I creatively combine Gestalt therapy and Cognitive Behavioural approaches. I will invite you to listen to your body, the container of your emotions, and to employ what feels comfortable and natural to you, such as using art, writing etc. to enhance your experience.
"You are one of the easiest people to talk to I've ever met, and you have the empathy to get to the heart of issues and problems quickly." (Kev, a client)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Gestalt Counselling Diploma
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Diploma
- Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Certificate
- Person Centre counselling Certificate
- Medical Diploma
I am a member of the BACP.
Face to face and telephone counselling and coaching. Working indoors or outdoors.
Experience of working with issues of Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Bereavement, Shame, Self-esteem, Sexuality, Identity issues, Anger, Stress, Domestic Violence, Trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£65 (concessions considered)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English, Russian|
Flexible, can do weekends
Types of client