I believe everyone deserves the right to be treated with respect as individuals as they take the courageous steps forward to seek help with whatever problems or difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives. Although often viewed as a weakness we know that being vulnerable is a strength. However, it is how we are supported during these difficult moments that can be the turning point in our lives which often can lead to a new sense of freedom and discovery of Self.
I have over 25 years experience working within the NHS and throughout those years it was my desire to help others that lead me into further studies in counselling. Such was my passion that I committed to studying for a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. With a wealth of experience both personally and professionally, I bring with me my personal warmth and charismatic nature offering each and every client a safe and private place where together we explore any difficulties or issues as they enter into the counselling process.
My Way of Working:
I offer one to one counselling sessions lasting 50 minutes. I work with an integrative approach using Person-Centred Therapy, CBT Tools/Techniques, and Compassion-Focused Therapy which is tailored to a client's specific needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
- BSc. (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
- Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy, PCI College, Dublin
- Certificate, Counselling & Psychotherapy, PCI College Dublin
- Dip. Health & Social Care Management, Ulster University, Jordanstown
- MSc. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
- Taming the Anxious Mind
- Bereavement & Loss through Suicide
- Introduction to Systemic Family Psychotherapy
- Eating Disorder, Obesity & Mental Health Awareness
- Working with Addiction: Underlying Causes
- Child Protection & Neglect
- Hidden Harm Protocol
- Keeping Children Safe
- UNOCINI & Best Practice
- Working with Young People & Substance Misuse
- Domestic & Sexual Violence & Abuse Awareness
- Birth Trauma Counselling
- I am also CRUSE Bereavement Trained.
My counselling experience has been working within Public Sector organisations, Voluntary & Charity organisation and Community Based organisations. Working with a wide range of issues these include, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, suicidal ideation, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief and loss.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer clients 25 minutes free of charge for our initial first meeting. At this introductory session I will explain what you can expect from counselling, and particularly if this is your first experience. At the end of this introductory session together we will have agreed and assessed each other and if working together feels good. Since the working relationship is of key importance in counselling, I believe it must feel right in order that you as a client will benefit from the counselling process.
Once agreed, and thereafter my fees are £35 per session (50 mins).
I offer concession for students and those who are unwaged - all of which is discussed in our initial meeting.
The first session will include signing a Counselling Contract and at this stage identifying any specific goals you may have. Perhaps you may be unsure of any specific goals at that point -and that too is okay since together we will be exploring any issues or difficulties you are experiencing at that time.
I can be contacted via email or mobile phone and am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to scheduling an appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me to arrange an initial appointment and at that stage we can discuss suitable days/times. Block bookings may also work favourably which can be discussed.
Types of client