17 Fish Strand Hill
01326 212112 / 07786 718218
There can be many times in our lives when our problems can cause us difficulties. Whilst the benefits of living by the sea are enormous they don't solve all the problems that we encounter! Often finding an accepting and safe place to talk about these, with someone who is not part of your daily life can be of real benefit.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with many issues from mild anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, life decisions to more severe mental health problems. In our work together we would have a look at the problems that you are experiencing, and help you to find some understanding of how it is that you feel the way that you do, as well as looking at ways of managing and changing this.
Thinking about going for counselling is often a very brave step - admitting that things aren't always going well is not easy, however my experience of working with a large number of people shows that it is usually of considerable benefit. Whilst therapy doesn't cure everything it can help you to understand why you are experiencing the difficulties that you encounter and find ways of working more helpfully with these. Whether your problems are big or small, talking can make them feel easier, and the support that comes with this is a big help in this. I work in a completely confidential way, in a non-judging and supportive manner.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in the NHS for the last 15 years, and have had a private practice for 20 years. I have worked with clients who experience both mild and severe mental health difficulties, and I have also worked with individuals who experience problems with addiction.
I work in both a short term and long term way, according to my clients needs. Some people find that just a few sessions of work help to address the difficulties that they are experiencing, whilst others need longer. The amount of time is something that we talk about jointly, arriving at a mutually agreed solution.
I am an ACAT (Association for Cognitive Analytic therapy) psychotherapist, and a member of UKCP and as such work to the highest ethical standards.
As part of this I undertake regular supervision of my work, which ensures that I am working to the best of my ability.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|