*** telephone / online video counselling available during the Coronavirus crisis ***
I offer safe and confidential professional counselling to support you with your life's challenges and help you make sense of the things you may be feeling lost with - the things that matter to you.
We will work at a pace that is determined by you - it is important that you feel at ease whilst exploring things.
I have been working as a humanistic integrative counsellor/psychotherapist since 2005. Through the use of different approaches we will work together to help you begin to feel more in control and comfortable about whatever situation or difficulty is challenging you - whether that is something that happened, is happening, or is something that you are worried or anxious about what might happen.
How can I help you?
I offer long and short term work, and use a solution focussed, coaching style incorporating mindfulness techniques, CBT, creativity, and the natural environment, as well as traditional talking therapy. I work with children and young people, adults and families in both private practice and the public sector.
Currently, I run a private practice in West Dorset working with individuals, families, children and young people. I am also a partnership therapist for The Living Tree - a local support group for people affected by cancer, their families and carers (link below).
I have previously worked as a supervisor with Macmillan and as a counsellor with Relate. Several years ago I set up and managed a busy counselling service in a Bristol secondary school.
I am a sensitive and compassionate person, and I am passionate about and committed to enabling people to achieve their best by developing a more positive relationship with themselves and other people in their lives.
All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.
I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
What happens next?
If you have any questions or would like to book a session, then I welcome you to either call or text me on 07786 035285 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
- IMCPP Mindfulness Teacher
I have also attended many professional training courses in a number of areas including:
- mindfulness-based stress reduction;
- sexual abuse awareness;
- child protection and safeguarding;
- child development and child psychology;
- domestic violence awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- 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
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Sessions last for one hour and usually take place at the same time each week.
Individual sessions from £45.00
Family sessions from £60.00
Some low-cost sessions are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
My practice is located in central Bridport with easy access to nearby car parks and good public transport links.
Daytime and evening sessions available by phone / online during the Coronavirus situation - please contact me to discuss.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|