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At difficult times in our lives, when we are feeling stuck or alone with our problems, counselling can provide us with the support, confidentiality and acceptance that we need and can be a stepping stone to a more fulfilling life.
As an experienced counsellor, I can offer you a non-judgemental place to explore and express what’s on your mind, to make sense of past and present experiences and enable you to increase your understanding of yourself and gain a clearer perspective. No matter what you’re going through, things can change for the better.
Whether you need a change of direction in your life, have a difficult decision to make, or are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, a creative block, culture shock, relationship difficulties or a general feeling of being lost, I work in a flexible way that suits your individual needs. Together we’ll take the time to work through your problems at your own pace in a comfortable environment in south Liverpool. My approach has a strong person-centred base, which means that I believe that fundamentally you know what is right for you and I will support you to find your own resources.
My role is to enable you to feel comfortable and to support you with whatever issue you bring.
I'm a professional therapist, supervisor, school counsellor and creative arts therapist with over 20 years of experience of working with a wide range of issues with clients in the private, educational and voluntary sectors. I also offer clinical supervision to counsellors and other professionals in the care sector and parent consultations.
I can offer creative counselling, using a range of practical, enjoyable and effective self-help creative techniques for relaxation or personal development if you wish to do so. These include therapeutic writing, book and poetry therapy, drawing, mindfulness and creative visualisation. I work both short and long-term with a variety of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Creative Arts and Play Therapy
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BACP endorsed)
- PG Diploma in Creative Arts and Play Therapy
- Diploma in Stress Management
- Diploma in Coaching in Education
- Certificate in Parent-Child Attachment Play (PCAP)
- BACP Registered Member MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
My experience is extensive and includes setting up a private counselling practice, workplace counselling with Employee Assistance Schemes, bereavement and loss counselling, therapy for international students and refugees in adult education, abuse counselling, play therapy and school counselling for primary schools and charities and consultancy for a therapy and wellbeing educational service. I have experience of working with multi-cultural issues connected with transition and culture shock.
I offer creative approaches to self-development, relaxation, or any kind of issue and have run relaxation, mindfulness and self-help workshops on a number of issues in varied settings. I also offer parent consultations. For certain situations, I can provide a series of 3-4 interim support and guidance sessions that would focus on ways of coping, including grounding, coping with stress and anxiety, mindfulness techniques, self-care and psychoeducation.
I have an enhanced DBS, insurance and attend regular clinical supervision as part of the requirements of my profession for good practice.
Please get in touch if you feel this mode of therapy would suit you.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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As an integrative therapist, I offer a supportive, collaborative, non-judgemental environment in which to reflect on and explore all aspects of clinical practice and professional development. The people I supervise work in a range of settings including private practice, universities, GP practices, schools, charities and children’s services teams. I use a humanistic model of supervision as it is a useful framework for therapists from different modalities to build expertise. A range of creative techniques can be used if appropriate.
£50.00 per session
Counselling: I charge from £50 per session for individuals
Supervision: £50 per hour for individuals £75 for 1.5 hours
When I work
daytime and evenings
I offer weekday daytime and evening sessions.
How do we Start?
In the first meeting, we will see if we can work together. I will discuss your situation with you and what you would like to gain from the sessions and will explain the way I work. It is very important that you choose the right counsellor for your needs and there is no obligation to continue after this session.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of counselling or supervision, please feel free to take the first step and get in touch for an initial discussion.