Sometimes problems get too much and getting on with life or putting on a brave face only distract you for a bit. Too often people live with grief, pain, shame and fear, sometimes for decades, using all sorts of strategies to cope, finally coming for counselling when the strategies become less effective or they are just exhausted. That's often when depression, anxiety, anger, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or loss threaten to bring everything crashing down.
It can be difficult to admit that it's hard to cope and seek help. If you take the brave step of getting in touch with me we can talk on the phone or meet for a chat and start to get to know each other. The decision to work together will be mutual. There's no pressure and our sessions are confidential.
I am a humanistic, integrative therapist trained in using a variety of skills and approaches to provide the right counselling for each client, because everyone is unique! Perhaps more importantly, I offer a safe, genuine, caring and professional counselling relationship. A warm, human relationship within strong ethical and professional boundaries.
I work one to one with people of all ages and with a range of concerns including but not limited to: Illness, bereavement, addiction, childhood sexual abuse, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, difficult or abusive relationships, loneliness, over or under-eating, depression and work, family or study stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling qualifications are:
Bsc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy (accredited by Staffordshire University)
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling from the University of Leicester
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018)
Why Attachment Matters (2016)
Emergency First Aid at Work (2018)
Experiential Training on the Six Part Story Method (2019)
Exploring Race in the Therapeutic Relationship (2019)
The Aurora Project (2019)
Medication used in Mental Health (2019)Introduction to Safeguarding Children (2020)
Regular therapists' professional development group
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday and evening appointments available.
Types of client