As an integrative counsellor I see relationships as key and view therapy as a means of enabling people to bring together and be comfortable with all aspects of themselves. I am able to offer short, medium and long term counselling with adults and young people over the age of 14 in a confidential and safe environment on a range of issues such as
- relationship difficulties
- grief and loss
- low self esteem
- physical, emotional and sexual abuse and trauma
I passionately believe that confidentiality, trust and openness are essential ingredients for a strong therapeutic relationship as is working within an ethical framework.
My private practice is in Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapeutic counsellor and have a BSc in Integrative Counselling with Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have over 20 years experience working with both adolescents and adults in other settings on issues such as addictive behaviour, anger and behavioural problems.
I have undertaken additional training and professional development on:
- Domestic abuse
- Working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Transgender awareness
- Telephone counselling
I am particularly interested in working creatively and relationally with clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
My standard charge for self funding private clients is £40 for a 60 minute session. This is by negotiation and a number of places are available at a reduced cost for those who are unemployed or on a low income. The fee is £50 when undertaken on behalf of employee assistance programmes, insurance companies or other counselling that is to be invoiced and paid for in arrears.
I strongly believe that it is important that you feel comfortable talking to me, and that you are ready and able to come for counselling. For that reason I offer an initial consultation (which will last between 45 and 60 minutes) to self funding clients for a reduced fee of £20. At the end of that session you are under no obligation to go ahead with further sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday mornings and all day Wednesdays and Thursdays (including early evening).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|