Due to the impact of Covid 19 I currently only offer appointments on line including Skype and Zoom.
I am a registered UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist and Relate qualified Relationship Counsellor and have over 15 years experience of working with people who experience loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I worked as a Macmillan Counsellor for 6 years working with both individuals and couples where there had been a cancer diagnosis. I see individuals and couples who define their sexuality as heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. I take a Humanistic approach, which means my aim is to support and enable you to find ways to overcome your difficulties and develop your full potential.
There are times in your life when you may feel you need to speak to someone outside your family or friendship circle. You may be feeling isolated during a particularly stressful time in your life, or experience depression, anxiety, general anxiety disorder or may not be aware of the reasons you are feeling unhappy, sad or dissatisfied with your life. You may find forming and/or maintaining relationships difficult, or feel you are consistently repeating the same negative patterns in your relationships. I see individuals both short term and longer term.
Relationship Counselling is for anyone who is experiencing difficulties with their relationship, you may be married, living together or apart. All couples experience periods when their relationship becomes strained for different reasons. It's when communication breaks down difficulties can become overwhelming, which in turn can create anxiety, depression and a distance between you as couple. Through the counselling process communication between you as a couple can improve and consequently enable you to deal with any difficulties you are experiencing.
What happens at my first appointment?
Your first appointment gives you an opportunity to explore what brings you for counselling and what you are wanting from counselling. We will both discuss whether my counselling service suits your needs and if agreed will discuss number off appointments required.
How often will I have appointment
Appointments take an hour and usually take place once a week but can take place fortnightly depending on your needs. The number of appointments is tailored to the needs of the couple or individual depending on what is discussed at the initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP registered member.
- Over 15 years experience of working with couples and individuals.
- Qualified Relate trained relationship Counsellor.
- Qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist.
- Post graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership working towards UKCP accreditation.
- BA(Hons) Social Policy & Administration.
- Qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship counselling for couples or individuals, I see couples with different presenting issues including affairs, separation, communication difficulties, impact of illness including cancer, loss of job, bereavement etc.
Concessions offered for
Appointments last 50mins
- Couple £65
- Individual £50
- I offer a limited number of low cost appointments
Due to Covid 19 I am currently working on line using zoom, Skype, Wots App and Duo.
Due to the impact of Covid 19 I currently only offer appointments online including, Skype and Zoom
If you would like more information please ring, email or text.