Taking the brave first step into seeking help through counselling can feel so difficult and yet it could potentially be life changing. I understand how that feels and hope that my natural warm personna and training in person centred counselling could enable you to begin that process. I ensure a safe and welcoming environment for you to begin to experience care, empathy and deep understanding as well as patience and calmness as you build trust.
Working from home as a private counsellor as well as being employed by a local school provides a perfect balance of experience and skills to offer. For a number of years I have volunteered as a counsellor at a local GP Practice and there too I have helped people with varying issues, some health related but not exclusively concerning those needs.
I have the ability and privilege to work with people of all ages, and the collaborative way of working and most certainly non-judgemental, will allow you to work at your own pace as you take the lead in your counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified as a person centered counsellor and have practiced for several years helping a great number of people
In addition I hold qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I maintain regular continued professional development, always thirsty for knowledge and expertise that can be used an adapted to benefit others. It’s part of the on going counselling process, which for me is a journey not a destination.
My roots are in Education and I have been employed by the local authority for over thirty years.
Volunteer work in the NHS as well as the local community helping an established and well serving charity enables me to be amongst some of the most diverse and enlightening characters in our society. It also allows me to be ever mindful about safeguarding and autonomy, something I hold dear to and adhere to strongly within my practice.
I welcome all enquiries and relish the opportunity of offering help should you need.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Cost for individual session: £40
I can accept cash or bank transfer as payment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability on Tuesday and Friday although alternative appointments are available with negotiation.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|