I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with over 15 years counselling experience. I am a Registered Member of BACP and an accredited Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities therapist with Pink Therapy. My background includes counselling in GP surgeries, NHS, probation and prisons with both victims and offenders. I now work part time for a charitable organisation which supports young people. In my private work, I currently work with adults and young people who are 18 or over.
Over the years I have worked with clients who have presented a wide variety of personal issues including stress, worry, anxiety and/or panic attacks, social anxiety, anger, depression and or low mood, bereavement and loss, relationships, separation or divorce, drugs/alcohol, addictions, sexuality, self harm, domestic violence, suicidal feelings, childhood issues, autism and Asperger's syndrome, abuse, exams, mental health problems, workplace problems, difficulties with studies or university, redundancy and low confidence or self esteem.
I am interested in gender and sexuality and have worked with many clients who are exploring issues around gender or who might identify as non-binary, and/or clients who are exploring their sexuality or who identify as LGBTQIA*
I am also experienced in working with anger, how it shows itself, and how it can affect day to life, especially within families and relationships. I have worked with many clients who are struggling with the demands of work pressures which might be causing stress.
It may be that you feel that you have come to a crossroads in your life, or are feeling under pressure and need some support in order to help you see things more clearly and identify ways forward. I offer a safe, supportive, confidential environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged.
The basis of my work is Person-Centred, which means I offer empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard at all times. This type of approach can be beneficial in exploring and understanding your feelings and relationships with others. I am able to work long term to help you work through and resolve feelings that may stem from the past and that may be causing difficulties for you. I am also trained to use Solution Focused and CBT therapies which are more short term and can be helpful if you require a more short term “here and now” approach.
I am also able to offer online counselling via video, email or instant messenger.
Counselling can be challenging but also rewarding and empowering, and it is important that you find a counsellor that you feel comfortable working with. Bearing this in mind, feel to contact me by telephone or email without obligation if you have any questions about the therapy. I am approachable, warm and genuine, and I offer a down to earth approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited course)
Introduction to Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Advancing Skills in Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Working with Clients who Self Harm
Working with Trauma and Sexual Abuse
TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Coaching for Success
Accredited Tutor for Cognitive Behavioural Programmes.
Diploma in Casework/Counselling Supervision.
Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Essentials Certificate in Gender and Sexual Diversities Therapy (Pink Therapy)
Accredited Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities therapist (Pink Therapy)
Certificate in Online Counselling (OLT)
I am currently studying towards the Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- 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
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 per one hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer evening and Saturday morning appointments.
Types of client