As an accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist, counsellor, supervisor, coach and trainer with over 20 years of experience I have been privileged to have worked with many courageous people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds. I have worked with adults, children, young people and couples who have faced difficulties in their lives and with their relationships. With the help of counselling they have been able to explore what’s troubling them, discover where their beliefs have come from, gain more control and a better understanding of themselves. This has then enabled the possibility of change from often repeating patterns of the past.
I offer an environment that is supportive, warm, confidential and free from judgement. I create a space in which you will be able to explore areas of your life that you may wish to understand, improve on or make changes to. Whether the difficulties are current or unresolved from the past, together we will work at your pace to make life better. I work in an integrative way which means I draw on a number of theories to help you make sense of things.
Begin to make the changes in yourself and live a better life today .
I am also co founder of New Horizons Network which offers counselling for people whatever the budget or difficulty you are experiencing. Please visit www.newhorizonsnetwork.co.uk for more details .
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Social Work
Psychological Addictions course
Bereavement Training with CRUSE
Working with survivors of sexual abuse
Post graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling.
Diploma in CBT
Diploma in Life Coaching
Solution focused brief therapy
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) and a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means amongst other things, that I attend regular professional supervision, I am fully insured and I am committed to continuing professional development.
I have a wealth of experience working with a diverse client group within the statutory, charitable and criminal justice system. For a number of years I ran a specialist counselling service for young people and adolescents. I have also worked within the addictions field as a counsellor and group facilitator for a drug and alcohol treatment centre.
You may be experiencing anxiety that is impacting on your life and need the time and space to explore , understand and implement changes in your life in order to make it better.
For many years I have specialised in sexual abuse working with survivors and also in my previous employment with the NSPCC working with those who perpetrate sexual abuse and their families. I also have experience of working with those for whom sex and internet pornography has become problematic.
Many relationships go through difficulties and can be one of the most common causes of unhappiness. You may find that your relationship is lacking something that it once had, or you are experiencing a lack of communication with your partner and arguments are becoming more frequent.
Very often arguments happen due to differing views about parenting which can cause disharmony within the family unit.
Perhaps there is a loss of sexual desire and intimacy, or you maybe feeling betrayed coming to terms with an affair or guilt due to having had one.
There are a number of reasons that people enter into relationship/couples counselling and together we can explore some of these difficulties in a safe environment in order for you to bring about change and develop the relationship you deserve.
Individuals can also seek relationship counselling without a partner. This may be due to coping with a break up or undecided about continuing in the relationship that you are in. I also see family members who wish to improve on their relationships with particular family members i.e mothers and sons/daughters, fathers and sons/daughters, siblings and blended family members.
I also offer sex therapy for those who may be experiencing some difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid ejaculation, vaginismus, pain on intercourse , fetishism, gender issues or lack of sexual desire. These difficulties can happen to us at certain times in our lives and very often have psychological roots which we can explore together.
You may just want to build your sexual confidence or become comfortable with yourself and your sexuality.
Sex therapy can also help if you are concerned about or wish to explore different sexual avenues . Your sexual behaviours may have become a problem for you in so far as it is taking over your life in a detrimental way.
What ever is troubling you you can make changes.
Take charge of your life and transform your relationships today.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
The National Council of Psychotherapists
National Council of Psychotherapists
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £75.00 to £110.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My fees are from £75.00 to £110 . Daytime appointments available , evening appointments fully booked at present .
Concessions - I can offer some concessions depending on your financial circumstances.
Counselling students- I offer reduced rates please call to discuss.
Coaching fees vary , please call to discuss .
I have appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons and available in Highcliffe face to face or zoom . Evening appointments are full at present. Call and leave a message.
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and trainees.
I am also an experienced group facilitator and offer workshops for personal development in the areas of sex and sexuality, communication and conflict resolution in relationships, self esteem and confidence building, grief and loss , loneliness and anger awareness
one to one counselling- The initial consultation is an assessment session, which is an opportunity for us to explore what has brought you to counselling and your expectations of the process. I will endeavour to answer your questions and ascertain whether counselling is an appropriate intervention for you. It is really important that we feel comfortable working together as this is vital for our therapeutic relationship .