Do you sometimes feel that you have no one to turn to who fully understands you? Would you like to feel free to express yourself in an environment that is confidential, open and compassionate?
I am an Integrative Counsellor. As such, I draw on a range of approaches in order to connect with and relate to you on a deeper and more insightful level.
You are unique. I tailor my approach to suit your needs. It is rather like making a bespoke outfit that will fit you and only you!
I will place you at the very centre of our work together, developing a trusting, therapeutic partnership. Through seeking to understand your world and creating an authentic relationship with you; you experience being seen, heard and accepted.
As our relationship develops, it will provide a secure and meaningful space where you can be yourself. You will be free to talk openly, to express and explore your feelings and perceptions. Freedom to be yourself may encourage you to develop awareness and insight into any issue you are currently struggling with.
I am willing to 'travel' with you on your own unique personal journey. My aim is to empower you to build inner strength, heal inner pain or past trauma and make changes for yourself.
By the end of our journey together you may feel more attuned to yourself having worked through problems or issues that have caused internal conflict, pain or unhappiness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Asssociation for Psychotherapy and Counselling [MBACP] and abide by the Ethical Framework.
I trained with the Place2Be, gaining a Level 3 qualification - 'Counselling Children'.
I have accredited specialised training in Autism, speech and language development and working with challenging behaviour.
I have vast experiences working therapeutically with children and young people, both in primary and secondary schools. I have worked one-to-one and with groups.
I worked in Education for over 20 years. My specialism was facilitating learning for children with special needs. I later became a Foster Carer.
From my experiences, I learnt that in order to connect with children and young people, I had to take time to understand their world. This has greatly influenced how I am able to work with and relate to you. I recognise that change comes through the power of being able to relate one to another - genuine human connection.
I have worked with diverse client groups in agency settings. I currently counsel clients within the NHS-IAPT [GP surgery.] I also counsel clients within a local community charity.
I have experience of working with a wide range issues. Some of the issues I have worked with are as follows: suicide ideation, self harm,depression, generalised anxiety disorder, personal and professional relationship issues, loneliness, feeing stuck, self loathing, identity and diversity issues. It is important to add that this list is not exhaustive.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer creative ways of exploring deeper issues through art, inner child work, use of imagery, role play and dream interpretation. It is your choice - I will work with you however you feel comfortable.
Please feel free to contact me, we can have a short talk regarding what to expect and discuss fees.
I acknowledge that it may feel daunting to 'reach out' for counselling. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I believe sometimes in life, we need someone who is willing to just be there - no judgement, just acceptance.
I honour your first step on the journey to change..
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Full wheelchair access into the building as well as accessible toilet facilities.
Monday - 10am - 1pm Wednesday & Thursday - 5.30pm -7.30pm
Types of client