When we are faced with life's difficulties, it's useful to have someone to talk to. The idea of coming to counselling can be a bit daunting but time spent with someone who understands and has experience of the emotional distress you're going through can be the start of the change you want .
Counselling can be helpful, when we are faced with the complexities of life. Often, we turn to friends and relatives who are keen to offer us advice and guide us, but their advice may not be right for us, or the problems we have may be too personal or awkward to share with those close to us. Depression for example, or anxiety can benefit from specialist help. Relationship issues too, can be helped by talking things through with someone who has experience of working in this area.
I trained as a person centred counsellor. You can read more about person centred counselling here (http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/person-centred-therapy.html) if you’d like to, but the short version is that I won’t tell you what to do, and I won’t judge you. I will give you a place to say what you want to say, and help you think about what you want to change and how you might make that change.
Our sessions are an hour long, and take place in a calm, peaceful room near Preston Park. In this safe, confidential, non judgemental and supportive space, we can work together, to explore the things that are troubling you.
I’ve been working as a counsellor since 2008. I have worked for the NHS, providing brief solution-focussed therapy, in private practice, providing long and short term therapy and with children and youg adults in schools and colleges as well as online.
Training, qualifications & experience
2010 Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.
I have worked as a therapist for the NHS, and as a counsellor for children and young people in schools and on line. I have experience of working with people who do not have English as a first language, and with those who have speech and language difficulties. I currently also work for Relate.
I have worked in private practice for 7 years.
I am a Registered member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
1 hour, 1:1 session £40.
Couples counselling £60.
It’s important to me that counselling is affordable, so we can discuss rates if money’s a problem – I am able to offer some low cost appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and am able to offer day and evening appointments.
Types of client