I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor and Family/Systemic Practitioner and I have been qualified for twenty years. I offer a talking therapy and/or creative therapy to children, adults and young people.
My approach to counselling is ‘Client-Centred’ having been trained in a number of modalities; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential, CBT and as a Family Systemic Practitioner. I believe it is firstly the relationship between counsellor and client(s) which provides the foundation to explore, understand, challenge and change patterns of behaviour which are causing relationship difficulties and personal distress.
I try to offer a positive environment in which together we can discover new insights and understanding. I call myself client-centred as I try to offer the therapy which ‘fits’ the needs of the client. This can be a talking therapy using different approaches of exploring the past and present or something more solution focussed depending on individual needs. Looking at how negative thought patterns may contribute to feelings and behaviours can often be insightful and when understood can open the door to making positive changes.
I use creative materials if this feels appropriate or helpful, both with adults and young people as I have found this to be a powerful and interesting way to gain understanding of our lives and ourselves. I also work with families and parts of families i.e parent and child, siblings or any members of the family who are seeking to understand and learn better ways of communicating together.
Additionally, I am a qualified supervisor and offer clinical supervision on a one to one basis or in small groups (please contact me if you are looking to join or wish me to set up a new supervision group).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling since 1998 and much of my work has been with children and young people in schools and an agency setting.
I manage a busy counselling agency for young people and work with children and parents in schools.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate and full indemnity insurance.
Training & Qualifications
- BA (Hons) Communication Studies, 1990
- Diploma in Counselling, 2000
- Diploma in Working with Adolescents, 2005
- BACP Accreditation, 2005
- Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision, 2010
- ABC Diploma in Casework Supervision, 2010
- Post Graduate Certificate in Child Focussed Systemic Practice, 2019
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Counselling: £55 individual £65 Families (50 minute session)
Supervision: £55 individual (50 minute session) £40 group (per person)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments until 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|