I have been working with clients for over 14 years, in private practice as well as in larger Counselling Agencies. I work with Individuals and Couples. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I can offer different types of therapy and different models of working as appropriate. We are all different and one model does not necessarily fit all.
I provide a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for working through, reflecting and exploring life issues and relationships. Every client is unique, and therefore every therapeutic relationship is also unique.
I have experienced working with:
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Post natal depression, Fertility issues, Identity problems, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Abuse, Anger Management, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Sexuality issues, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's specific Issues, Work related issues, Addictions.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with that first step, and it's often the hardest one to take. We live in a society that is more isolating and pressured than before. There might be a feeling that there is something "wrong" with wanting support and help with life issues and that somehow one should have to be self-sufficient. We all need help and support at times to find a more objective and balanced perspective; this is at times very difficult to find on our own. As a counsellor, it is always a privilege to be able to facilitate change and help clients to become more self-aware and to discover and find their own solutions.
We will have an initial meeting and we can look at the issues you might want to explore. It is also an opportunity to get a feeling for how I work without an obligation to carry on. I work in open-ended, long-term or short-term with a fixed set of number of sessions. I see my clients weekly for 50 minute sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2005 and hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have undergone further training in brief or short term counselling, CBT and Couples Counselling.
I have worked with adults aged between 18-80 with a multitude of presenting issues. I also work with couples on resolving difficulties and towards separation when appropriate.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists . I adhere to Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am committed to ongoing training for continued professional development and I attend regular supervision in accordance with guidelines. I have full liability insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- 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 addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in addiction and my background is in working with alcohol dependency and substance abuse. I am familiar with the Twelve Step Recovery Program of AA, NA and OA and other fellowships.
Individual session, 50 minutes @ £55.00
Couples session, 60min @ £75.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|