I offer down to earth, compassionate, one to one confidential counselling. You can contact me directly and do not need to be referred by your GP or other professional. Concessions are available.
Whatever your reasons for thinking about having therapy, I want you to feel as comfortable and safe in your choice as you can be so if you contact me be assured I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please email me when getting in touch.
Whether you need help with a particular issue or with a situation or experience that is affecting your life, talking therapy can really help to reduce the burden of worries that have been weighing you down and improve your well being.
Perhaps you'd like to gain a deeper understanding of how past experiences may be impacting you in the present, how this shows up in your thoughts and feelings and how, with skilled and focused support, you can be helped to make the changes you need.
You are unique so I aim to work with your experiences in a way that is best suited to you. I work with a range of issues that can cause distress, as well as having a passion for working with self-esteem, suicidal thinking, and communication issues that prevent us from getting what we need and impede relationships.
I'm a qualified counsellor, on the accredited register with The National Counselling Society and work in a person-centred way, sometimes integrating tools from other therapeutic approaches, depending on individual need.
Some of the issues I can help with:
- Difficulties in personal relationships
- Intrusive thoughts
I work individually with adults, where you will be welcomed to be yourself without filters. To heal and flourish we need to feel safe enough to explore ourselves and the things that trap us in feelings of shame, to be accepted without judgement, the darkness and the light.
Taking the first step:
Just get in touch to arrange a convenient time for a brief chat about the help you're looking for. I'll then let you know what session times are available.
I can offer you brief or long term therapy, depending on what you decide you need. This can be anything from 1 or 2 sessions to something more long term, for a year or more. It's entirely up to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Advanced couples course (COSRT approved):-
- Meeting partners needs
- Couples in conflict
- Working with bereavement - Cruse
- Other recent courses:-
- Gender Identity
- Supporting victims of domestic abuse
- Working with self-harm and suicide
- Experience of sight loss
I hold insurance for my practice. I continue to develop my practice and knowledge with regular training updates. I have experience as a counsellor within the voluntary sector, where I saw a diverse range of clients and issues.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavement by suicide
From £25.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
- Free telephone consultation, to see if we can work together.
- Sessions are £40 and last 1 hour. Concessionary rate is £25
I offer a limited number of reduced fee slots for clients in receipt of benefits so please feel free to ask when you email me. I understand that therapy can be expensive and I aim to help those most in need who are on limited means. I do ask that you pay in advance of each session by bank transfer.
You are welcome to get in touch with me (preferably by email), and I'll get back to you to arrange a free phone call to get an idea of the help you need, usually on the same day.
I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions.
How counselling can help:
Uncomfortable and distressing feelings are experienced by many of us at some point in our lives and can be a normal response to the stressors that can build up, hit us unexpectedly or be feelings that have been with us for as long as we can remember. Living with distressing feelings can be overwhelming and lonely and stop us living the life we want.
The important thing to know is, you don't need to struggle on alone. Talking therapy can help reduce the intensity of the feelings that might be overwhelming you and help you to make the changes you need to move forward.