As we gradually come out of the events of the last year and move towards what will become the new normal, all sorts of feelings may be present. If you are struggling, please don't feel alone. Emotions such as anxiety, fear, or depression are responses to difficult situations and talking to someone can help. I can offer different perspectives, tools and techniques that help calm those anxious feelings.
These feelings may be new for you, or it may be that now is the time to explore what is unresolved.
I can help you to explore what it all means for you and support you in moving forward. As part of my training I experienced therapy for myself and am passionate about the potential for counselling to bring about positive changes in our lives.
I am a person centred, integrative counsellor and I will provide you with a safe and trusting environment where you can talk honestly and freely with no judgement. Talking things through enables you to deeply explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions and discover what is going on for you. I will help you with techniques to ease anxiety, stress, panic, depression and grief, for example.
I am really happy to be able to offer face to face sessions again, and look forward to welcoming you back into my therapy room in amongst the trees.
For those who want to explore the sessions in a different way, we can take it outside. Come and sit or walk with me in a beautiful woodland and allow nature to take some of the stress.
A bonus to this is that being in nature will frequently reduce feelings of anxiety, sadness and depression and we can use the environment to explore different helpful techniques. Clients find that being in nature is energising as well as calming. Comments have been “it feels less intense” and “easier to explore my feelings”.
For those not local to me I also offer therapy online. I have been working in this way for the last two years, before lockdown made it the only way, and through experience know it to be effective. If you consider how we respond to films for example, you can recognise how possible it is for emotion or feelings to be conveyed through the screen. Some clients find that they actually prefer it, as it can be more convenient to fit around childcare and work for example. Our geographical distance also becomes unimportant.
Counselling is my primary focus; I am positive about the benefits it can bring. However, I also have additional qualifications in herbal and naturopathic medicine. There are connections between our bodies health and our mental health, that can be considered if desired.
I understand that taking the first step can be difficult, but it is a step towards a new you. If you feel that I could help you, please call me for a no commitment chat and I will answer any queries or questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Diploma Level 5
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
- Couples Therapy - A practical Masterclass
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
- Therapeutic Counselling - Diploma Level 4
- Counselling Skills & Theory - NCFE Level 3
- Diploma in Botano-Therapy (Herbal Medicine)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual 50 min £45
Walking therapy 50-60 min £45
Couple session - 60 min £65
Free initial chat- up to 30 mins
Concessionary fees available on discussion