From personal experience, I know that life sometimes presents us with challenges and situations that can leave us feeling anxious, depressed and confused. In my work as a counsellor I have found that issues such as anxiety, depression and anger management are often surface expressions of the need for greater self-respect , autonomy and meaning in life.
Counselling can offer a safe and supportive space where you can explore and better understand your present life situation. This understanding can help you to make the choices in your life that are more likely to support the development of your happiness and a meaningful sense of self.
My background is in Psychosynthesis which means I use a person-centred and integrative approach, drawing on theory and practice from different areas of Psychotherapy. This helps me to respond more appropriately to your individual needs. The basic approach is through talking and listening but sometimes other techniques can be useful such as drawing, writing, guided visualisation and exploring dreams.
I work at the Manu Centre in Bradford on Avon and at Openings in Bath.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London Bridge and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling accredited by Middlesex University. I also have a PGCE from Bath University.
I presently work at the Manu Centre in Bradford on Avon and at Openings in Bath. Previously I have worked at a voluntary counselling service in Wiltshire and a voluntary placement in Gloucestershire.
I have experience of helping people with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting issues, life stage problems, finding meaning and purpose in life, career difficulties and family issues.
I also work with young people from the age of sixteen, for whom navigating the difficult waters between the end of childhood and the beginning of the adult world can be particularly challenging.
I am a registered member of the BACP
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£50 for a fifty minute session. I also offer a limited number of sessions for a £35 concession.
During the coronavirus situation my fee is reduced to £40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening in Bradford on Avon. Friday morning in Bath
Presently working from home and offering counselling via the telephone or online.
Types of client