All of us have times in our lives when we are struggling to cope, and it can be really helpful to speak to someone who is outside of your close network of family and friends. I offer a relaxed, friendly, emotionally warm, safe and confidential space. I believe it takes a lot of courage to take the first step into counselling, to make that call, to text or to send that email, and people come for all kinds of reasons. It's not always traumatic events that bring us to counselling, however big or small your worries are, here is a good place to start. A good relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most reliable predictors of effective and successful therapy.
I have been a counsellor for over 10 years now, working for various organisations. I have experience in working with a range of ages from 5 - 85+ with a vast range of issues from anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, feeling sad, family issues, low self esteem, low confidence, bereavement, feeling overwhelmed, feeling lost, and more.
Our aim together would be for us to explore how life is for you, where I will listen with out judgement but with empathy at how you feel , and how you react during certain situations, working towards finding solutions that work for you, based on a self reflective experience, making you more self aware.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I use different models of counselling, weaving them and tailoring them to suit the unique individual needs of each of my clients. This can be either open ended or short term, which we would discuss in our initial consultation.
I believe that when I welcome you to counselling, you leave everything at the door and walk in purely as a human being - no different from me.
I offer counselling in Ryde I.O.W
I offer supervision for counsellors and other professionals
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, 2006
- Family Support Training, 2008
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, 2008
- Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic programming & Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology, 2009
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2010
- Diploma in Supervision 2018
My theoretical approach is Integrative based on Humanistic, Person Centred, Systemic, TA, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) & NLP,
I began my counselling career in 2007 volunteering at The Earl Mountbatten Hospice where I gained experience in dealing with health issues and bereavement.
Whilst training I supported students through counselling at Sandown Bay Academy, formerly Sandown High School.
I have worked for a small local charity providing counselling for families and individuals.
I worked at the Wessex Cancer Trust for 3 years, providing counselling for those newly diagnosed with cancer and their families and supported them throughout their journey. Here I also gained experience in working with those with health anxieties and bereavement, along side working with hope and new beginnings.
I have worked on the Island for charities counselling children & Young people aged 5-25 since 2008
I see Adults, EAP, Older Adults, Organisations, Young People
I can work Long-term face-to-face
Telephone counselling, Skype & Facetime
I provide clinical supervision for counselling students, counsellors and other professions
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Initial assessment session £35 for 50 minutes
Subsequent sessions start from £40 for 50 minute
Supervision £50 for 1 hour
I offer reduced rates for students and people on low income, please ask on initial contact
Payment welcome by cash, cheque or BACS
I regularly undertake continual professional development to keep up to date with current thinking.
I receive regular supervision to ensure that I work in the best way possible for every client.
I hold full public liability insurance.
I hold a current DBS enhanced certificate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I aim to get back to you within 24 hours. Daytime & evening appointments available and some at weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision for counselling students, qualified counsellors, and other professionals. .