Life can be full up of many challenges. Sometimes our close relationships, family situations, our work environment, or just day to day living can give rise to a variety of unmanageable emotions and cause us an ‘emotional wobble’. Or you have experienced a major life event or crisis, such as bereavement, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. Experiencing one or a combination of the issues above can make us feel emotionally overwhelmed and confused. We are after all only human. At times when thoughts and emotions seem out of our control we may feel lost, struggle to think clearly or feel we don't have the energy to find a way forward. You may be someone who finds it difficult to talk to and confide in those close to you, or not wanting to burden others.
We can end up ignoring our feelings, burying them inside and storing up difficulties further along. You may have noticed that you have more worries and anxieties, low mood or sadness, feelings of guilt or shame, anger or arguments; we may even make ourselves ill, emotionally and physically.
Counselling offers you the chance to take ‘time out’ from your daily routine and to focus on the things that are concerning you or any changes you want to make. As an experienced counsellor I will support you to make sense of what is happening and explore with you how you would like things to be, by encouraging you toward finding your own solutions, helping to make your situation more manageable so that you can feel you are living a meaningful life, with yourself, and others.
I have a wide variety of experience in supporting, individuals - adults and young people age 14 and over, couples and families, and therapeutic group work. I offer consultation, life coaching and clinical supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Counselling
- BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work
- PG Diploma in Clincial Supervision of Counselling
- PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Communication
- Adv Diploma in Relationship Counselling
- PG Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive BehavioralTherapy (CBT)
- Certificate in life coaching
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 per session which is usually 50 minutes long.
I have some availability for reduced fees to those on a low incomes, students and trainee counsellors / psychotherapists.
Please contact me to find out more.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays Monday to Friday / Sat Mornings.
Supervision & training
I am an integrative supervisor who works across differing therapeutic modalities with experienced psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees.