I am currently offering accessibly priced counselling sessions on Zoom or Skype for both couples and individuals. I work with all relationship issues, and I know these can be made more difficult by the challenging times in which we are living.
I am a qualified relationship counsellor. This is my second career, rather than settle into retirement I followed my passion and am now a trained and practising relationship counsellor. I had worked with Relate and am now in private practice.
Couples come to counselling for a wide range of reasons. These might include:
- Improving an existing relationship
- Addressing sexual issues
- Dealing with affairs
- Dealing with a divorce or the breakdown of a relationship
I work with clients to improve their communication and mutual understanding, to find what is true and helpful for them, and to help them find ways to live the lives that they want to live.
My counselling offers a respectful environment to explore any challenging issues and find ways to help you hear each other and restore connection. I recognise that it is important that I tune into where you are and I work at your pace rather than my own.
I have many years of experience with Men’s work and I use insights I have gained to help men find their voice. What do I want, is that ok and how do I talk about it? I know that men are not always as open as they would like to be in a relationship. I have found it helpful to work with this when counselling couples.
I have experience of counselling individuals and couples in retirement. Older clients can have particular issues with sex and connection in later life, each wanting to find a good balance between freedom and loving commitment. Relationships change over time, particularly as we live longer and expect more out of life. I can help partners look at the love and relationship rules that work for them, the ones that don’t and have the conversations they need to have.
I work with individuals and couples, as well as those in polyamorous or open relationships.
I welcome people of all sexual orientations, genders, ethnic backgrounds, faiths, abilities and relationship styles.
I am a passionate advocate of mindfulness and use this with clients
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Relationship Counselling - CPCAB
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their standards and ethical framework.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 30 minutes introductory session, which allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, share what issues you bring, clarify confidentiality and ask any questions.
Ongoing sessions are 60 minutes at:
£40 for individuals and £60 for couples.