We all experience some form of distress in our lives. It could be sadness, anger, loneliness, stress, grief, anxiety, depression or something that you can’t explain. It could be current or could have happened in the past, or you may not know when it happened. It could lead to feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope, it could be affecting the relationships around you both personally or professionally.
There are many things that contribute to this distress and being aware of them can help to ease the connected emotions. Counselling can help you do this by providing space to explore and reflect upon these feelings. It is a place where you can begin to take control of these feelings and learn to understand them.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor which is several therapies combined, providing sessions tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. This allows me to get to know each client as the individual they are and provide the type of sessions that will best suite.
The counselling sessions themselves are a pre arranged date and time and last for an hour. They provide a space to bring whatever you want to talk through. They are not designed to offer advice or to guidance, instead they are led by you and what you want to bring. There may be an issue that reoccurs or something specific which is looked at, but this is completely at your direction.
The first session will be an opportunity to get to know each other and for me to answer any questions. We will also go over the contract that will be put into place. The best form of counselling usually takes place face to face. Sometimes this is not possible or desired, so I also offer telephone and Skype sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- ABC Level 2 in Counselling Studies
- ABC Level 3 in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
- 7 month placement at Red Rose Recovery as a trainee Counsellor
- 1 year placement as a trainee Counsellor at a local doctors surgery based in Stockport
- Current private practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief and loss
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£40 per hour
Consessions available upon enquiry
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible hours available to be discussed upon enquiry
Types of client