There are many issues where counselling can be helpful. My person-centred approach focuses on understanding the issues in depth, enabling a unique and individual way forward to emerge.
I offer a warm and friendly space which promotes openess in exploring whatever you may need to in order to find the path that is right for you. Working generally at my home based practice, I also offer local home visits if needed, and online counselling. Why not contact me using the details above, and discuss how we might work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
After initially qualifying as a person-centred therapist, I went on to do further training in CBT and then masters level studies and research. I remained close to my person-centred roots as I continued my professional development throughout over ten years in practice, which has included training and working as a supervisor alongside my ongoing counselling practice.
My experience both in hospice work and private practice has seen a wide range of issues being addressed. Both have meant meeting and exploring traumatic and life-threatening situations, as well as death itself. Often, issues from the past, such as abuse and trauma, anxiety or relationship problems, have come to the fore. Where exploration is undertaken, resolution follows.
Focusing now on private practice means I am not limited in the number of sessions offered. Whilst some people require only a few or even a single session, others have engaged in far longer-term counselling, addressing personal issues arising from harm done over many years.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In my experience, counselling often addresses a number of interwoven issues, unique to each individual. By striving for greater understanding, my experience sees issues becoming less tangled and a personally fitting way forward emerging.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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My standard charge for individual counselling is £35.00 per hour through the working day, increasing to £55.00 for early evening sessions. I am willing to negotiate where there is financial hardship. For EAP or other organisational work, rates are negotiable. For further details, do not hesitate to contact me through the details given above.
If the first session does not feel engaging, and you opt not to continue, then I do not charge.
I recognise that it can be difficult to talk about issues of a very personal or even taboo nature. It is for this reason I hold to the person-centred approach, meaning that it is for you to decide what you want to explore and at what pace. My belief is that counselling works most efficiently when you are firmly in control, and it is not for me to push you into discussing anything where you feel unduly uncomfortable. Contact me on the details above and we can arrange a meeting to see if you feel comfortable working with me.
My intent is to offer counselling in order to address personal issues, not to support legal or professional procedures. For this reason, I do not offer any form of professional assessment or written report unless negotiated beforehand.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Generally Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Other times are negotiable.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|