Life can be difficult; sometimes we feel stressed, anxious, depressed and generally unhappy. Our thoughts can get out of control and become overwhelming, leaving us feeling isolated and depressed. On top of this, it can be difficult to ask for help from the people closest to us.
Are you feeling stressed-out with family issues, overwhelmed by responsibility, lost in a dysfunctional relationship with a partner or perhaps you're trying to support a member of the family suffering mental or physical illness? It can be really helpful to talk about your struggles; to hear your thoughts out loud, in private, with a professional; someone who is caring, accepting and responsive without being emotionally involved. It might not be possible to change everything but sometimes small changes in the way we think can make big differences to the way we feel.
As an experienced Counsellor, I have worked with individuals and couples of all ages with a range of problems. Whatever is troubling you, my aim is to help untangle the knot, decide what changes are possible and clear a path to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
If you're unsure about the counselling process or making a commitment, I'd be happy to walk you through it either by email or phone as a free consultation, so please don't be nervous about getting in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced person centered counsellor. I have worked in various settings: as lead counsellor in a large GP practice and as student counsellor within primary, secondary and university settings. Most recently I have worked as mental health professional for a charity.
Over the years I've gained extensive experience of mental health issues, from children suffering stress and anxiety to eating disorders or dysfunctional family lives. My work with adults covers individuals and couples experiencing relationship difficulties, stress, depression and anxiety. I have experience working with cancer diagnosis and treatment. Most recently I have worked with post traumatic stress and all the related issues that accompany it.
I practice mindfulness and offer it to clients either as pre-therapy or as part of a counselling session.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I charge £40 an hour for individuals and £65 for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My hours are flexible so we can discuss a mutually convenient time.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|