Since working as a counsellor and having my own therapy I have seen time and again that life-changing, and often unexpected, things can come about when the time is right, the therapist is right and the relationship works. I work in a Person Centred way and believe wholeheartedly that each of us is the expert on ourselves. I believe that we all have a voice inside, that sometimes we can't hear, but that will let us know what we need to do next. The role of the counsellor is create the right environment (by offering the conditions of empathy, realness/congruence and acceptance) to allow this voice to speak up a little louder. When this happens, we can find movement where there was stuckness, clarity where there was fog and a much greater sense of self where before there may have been more of an experience of lostness. Anger, frustration and confusion can often disappear.
I work with compassion and humour and am willing to work in creative ways, if that's what suits you best. My boundaries are clear and grounded, and within them, I am happy to work with anything you would like to bring. Areas involving feelings of shame are particularly welcome in my work.
I am very open to working with any issues relating to pregnancy, parenthood or childlessness.
I work with individuals, couples or groups. Short or long term therapy available.
Training, qualifications & experience
2016 - Rites of Passage Training, Dead Good Guides.
2015 ongoing - End of Life Companion, Living Well Dying Well Training.
2012-2014 - Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling accredited by the National Counselling Society.
1996-2000 MA(Hons) Social Anthropology and Social Policy
I am a fully insured Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which means I work within their Ethical Framework.
Alongside counselling I work as a trainer and facilitator, both in bereavement and within a corporate environment. It feels important to me to be fully grounded within the therapeutic model I work within, but equally live a life that is wider than just therapy. I also co-run an award winning festival called Pushing Up Daisies (www.pushingupdaisies.org) whose aim is to create conversations around death, dying and bereavement. It's a lot more fun than it sounds!
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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I offer a free 30 minute introductory session where we can meet, talk and decide whether we feel suited to work together. I charge a sliding scale of fees, with a limited number of places at the lower price:
Adults £30 – £40 per session (50 mins)
Young people and f/t students £25 - £30 per session (50 mins)
Couples £70 – £80 per session (80 mins)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on Saturdays between 9am and 4.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|