14 Wellington Street St. Johns
As a qualified and experienced counsellor and supervisor I offer a safe and warm environment for you to speak without judgement or criticism. Life is hard at times things happen, circumstances change and this can create difficulties for us such as bereavement, loss, relationship problems, separation, divorce, work issues, family issues, loneliness and illness. Depression, anxiety or feelings of being overwhelmed can be the result of these and many other difficulties. It is not easy at times to speak with family members or friends about these difficulties. I have a true belief that people have the ability and resources to find their own way through their difficulties when they are given the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental, safe, comfortable and respectful environment.
In addition to providing confidential support to individual private clients, I also work as a psychotherapist for a local hospice. I specialise in working with patients who have life limiting illnesses.
I have experience in working at a women's centre where the focus of my client work was domestic abuse and troubled family work. I have experience working with bereavement along with depression, anxiety OCD'S and phobias. Working with dreams, nightmares, recurring nightmares and waking images is also an area I am very practiced in. I use a technique called image rehearsal therapy this is extremely successful with both children and adults.
I believe it is essential for therapists who are providing emotional care for clients to have access to their own resources for support. Supervision is an important part of taking care of oneself and having reflective time is part of that process. This reflective space can be supportive, challenging and creative. I am transparent and responsive in my approach and my supervision is offered at the highest ethical standard to keep both you and your clients safe.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A.Hons Degree in Counselling with brief interventions.
Person centred therapy
Solution focused therapy
Therapy with Children and young people
Certificate in supervision.
Transactional analysis 101
Mental health awareness
As a registered member of the BACP I am required to keep my skills up to date and commit to additional training these training certificates include:
Working with domestic violence
Childhood sexual abuse
Drug and alcohol addiction
working with suicide
inner child work
introduction to sign language
working with anxiety
working with depression
Cruse bereavement training
working with anger
I have attended several conferences where I attend workshops these have included:
BACP research conference Birmingham
Working with PTSD
Working with cultural difference
BAPCA conference Shropshire
using nature as a therapy
ADPCA conference Nottingham
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specialist knowledge in working with
Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Life limiting illnesses
life threatening illnesses
Dreams and nightmares
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer a free 30 minute assessment.
(We can work together for the next 30 mins for a fee of £15).
Individual counselling session £30 per 60 min session.
Students on a counselling course £20 per 60 min session.
Personal financial circumstances can be taken into consideration please don't hesitate to discuss this with me.
Support can be provided in my office in Blackburn or within the comfort of your own home. I can also visit you at your office if required. For visits to your home or office a small charge will be made for travelling expenses.
There is free 3 hour parking outside the office.
Sessions are normally weekly lasting 60 minutes.
(If required more frequent sessions can be booked or sessions can be less frequent fortnightly or monthly if required).
I have daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.
I offer short term brief therapy along with long term therapy.
For supervision I offer a free 30 minute initial session in order for you to decide if you feel we can work together.
Supervision is available at £40 per 1.5 hours
Supervision for students is available at a reduced rate at £30 per 1.5 hours
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
My approach to supervision is integrative this reflects my counselling training and practice.View supervision profile