I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Coach, PSA registered and member of United Kingdow Association of Transactional Analysis and European Association of Transactional Analysis and abide by their ethical guidelines.
I provide a confidential and safe environment in which my clients can explore their difficulties, increase their self awareness and come to understand how certain feelings, behaviour and beliefs might be preventing them from leading a fulfilling, stimulating and rewarding life.
My working style is primarily humanistic and relational which means I won't judge, advise or direct you and will accept you where you are and support you in reaching your goals. I work contractually, which simply means that together we decide how and what you want to work on - which can be changed at any moment. I believe the relationship between client and therapist is paramount and the vehicle that will ultimately support growth and change. I also refer to and use Transactional Analysis where I feel it will help the client to understand their patterns.
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world...
as in being able to remake ourselves." - Mahatma Gandhi
I am experienced in working with clients of all ages (children as well as adults), who are experiencing difficulties such as:
- Anger Management
- Relationship problems
- Obesity, Weight Loss & Eating issues
- Anxiety & Depression
- Loss & Bereavement
- Issues with work/school
- Health Challenges & Life threatening diagnosis
- General dissatisfaction/'stuckness' with life
- Life/Career Goals
I also offer counselling supervision and offer my services to counselling students inclusive of any report writing/documentation they need.
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." Dalai Lama
I work face to face and via Skype/telephone so distance need not be a barrier to working with me. If you want to discuss whether working with me is the right option for you then give me a call - no obligation -
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to give you the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist/supervisor for you.
I also facilitate Conscious Eating weight loss groups - designed to support people with the psychological difficulties of maintaining a healthy life style.
"It's not so much what you eat but what you think" - Jacqui Brooks
Training, qualifications & experience
I transitioned to the field of personal development in 2000 and I have extensive experience as client, practitioner and trainer. I have delivered counselling and coaching to individuals, couples and groups and have also facilitated womens retreats in the UK, Spain and the USA.
I initially qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from University of Wales College, Newport. Since then I have completed an extensive 4year trading in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy and I am a registered diploma member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis. I am also currently working toward my CTA
I am a CoachU qualified coach, and have a Teaching Certificate.
I have developed a Conscious Eating program to support people wanting to change their eating habits whether for weight loss or health which I have delivered face to face and via telephone conference globally.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 - £70
Some concessionary places are available on a short term contract, contact me for details.
I also offer counselling supervision.
48hr notice of cancellation required otherwise full fee will be charged.
I regularly run short workshops & retreats and introductory sessions - details of which can be found on my website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday inciding evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide supervision to individuals and small groups of 3 or 4.View supervision profile