If you are struggling and want some support, please don't feel alone. Emotions such as anxiety, or depression can be responses to life situations and talking to someone can help. These feelings may be new to you, or it may be that now is the right time to explore what is unresolved.
I will help you look at these feelings and support you with your needs. I believe in the potential for counselling to bring positive changes to our lives.
As a person centred, integrative counsellor I offer you with a safe and trusting environment where you can talk honestly and openly with no judgement. Talking things through gives an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions and discover what is going on for you. I can help with techniques that ease anxiety, stress, panic, depression and grief, for example.
I offer face to face sessions in my therapy room in amongst the trees.
Or an alternative way is we can take the session outside; walk and talk. We walk together, side by side, in a beautiful woodland and allow nature to take some of the stress.
Being in nature will frequently reduce feelings of anxiety, sadness and depression and we can use the environment to explore 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 over two years 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 work and childcare 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, so if you want to meet me first to have a free 30 minute chat we can arrange that. Please call me or email 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