I have been working as a humanistic integrative counsellor/psychotherapist since 2005. Through the use of different approaches we can 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 (historical), is happening (in the now), or is something that you are worried or anxious about that might happen.
I offer long and short term work, and use a solution focussed, coaching style incorporating mindfulness techniques, creativity, and the natural environment, as well as traditional talking therapy. I have worked with children and young people, adult individuals 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 self-help support group for people affected by cancer, their families and carers (link below).
I have previously worked as a supervisor for Macmillan volunteers, as a counsellor with Relate, and with Mosaic Family Support (a Dorset children and families bereavement charity). Several years ago I ran 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 achieve their best through developing a more positive relationship with themselves and other people in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
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
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Psychodynamic therapy
Sessions last for one hour and usually take place at the same time each week.
Individual sessions £40.00
Family sessions £55.00
Some low cost sessions are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Various daytime and evening sessions available - please contact me to discuss.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|