If you are feeling down, finding it difficult to cope, or worried about your relationship, talking it through with a counsellor may help. I offer a confidential counselling service to individuals and couples who are unhappy and would like to change.
Counselling can help you to work out a new pathway or direction to take; especially if you need to change how something affects you, or you want to grow in a different direction.
My hope is that you will feel safe, supported, understood and accepted throughout your journey in counselling.
I work primarily from a person-centred experiential approach but I may offer other flexible and creative techniques where these might be helpful to you. We will talk regularly about what you want to get out of your counselling; what your goals might be. I won’t tell you what to do but I will support you while you explore the things that concern you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years of counselling experience working within voluntary organisations in the Carlisle area. Much of my work has been with couples (and individuals) wanting to achieve change in a relationship. I also have broad experience of working with individuals feeling disorientated or uncertain with change in their lives in particular those going through the pain and loss of a bereavement.
I hold the following formal qualifications in counselling:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling
- Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Diploma in Counsellor Supervision,
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Each session costs £45.00 for individuals or £50 for couples.
Counselling usually takes a number of sessions and we will regularly review if it is working for you and you are getting what you need from the counselling. We can agree to meet a specific number of times or make appointments as we go along.
I use a counselling room on the eastern side of the city of Carlisle.
There is free and plentiful on street parking and the road is on a Carlisle city bus route.
There are 2 steep steps at the entrance to the house. If steps are difficult for you, I can arrange an alternative venue for us to meet.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available on Tuesday or Wednesday 10a.m. until 8p.m.