People go for counselling for many different reasons. Some seek counselling for specific things such as anxiety, depression, bereavements, or relationship problems. Some look for support in discovering what they want out of life, how to go about getting it and what this might mean. Sometimes we know something is wrong but we can't find a way to put it right. I don’t specialise in specific “issues”, but the type of counselling I offer works with you on whatever is troubling you.
I counsel individuals, couples and family groups in Northwich, Cheshire and across the world by video and instant messaging.
My approach to counselling is based not on what worked for someone else, but on finding out what can work for you. I believe that counselling can really help – when you’re ready and with the right counsellor for you. It’s the strength of the counselling relationship that means you can start to talk things through, discover what you want and begin to live life how you want.
I understand that it's not easy. Sometimes taking that first step seems scary, or you might be questioning why you aren’t able to just get on with things yourself. Maybe you simply don't know where to start. Please take that first step and get in touch. I offer a free consultation to help you decide if you want to try counselling and to discuss how we think it might be able to help you. Please get in touch through the Counselling Directory, or you can book online via my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over the past 8 years I have been a counsellor at a number of voluntary counselling organisations and worked in private practise.
|Qualifications and continuing professional development:
Diploma in Theory and practice of counselling (person-centred).
Certificate in Counselling skills.
Diploma in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Mindfulness for Counsellors
Mindfulness in the workplace
Coaching for professional development
|Current areas of learning
Coaching for personal development
Mindfulness based CBT (M-CBT)
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
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- 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
If what's troubling you isn't listed, please get in touch. I don’t specialise in specific “issues”, but the type of counselling I offer works with you on whatever is troubling you.
I offer a free half-hour consultation to help you discover how counselling might be able to help and decide if you want to try counselling.
After a free initial consultation, £40 per hour.
We can arrange appointments to suit your diary - I don't expect you to come weekly or to sign up for a minimum number of sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Most evenings 1930-2200
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|