Passionate about helping you to overcome the obstacles and challenges in your life and empowering you to recover your balance and take control of your present. Your past does not define you and I want to help you to redesign your future.
Emotions and events can seem overwhelming, bullying in work and outside can make you feel powerless, being a carer to elderly parents or disabled children can make you frustrated and depressed, you could be facing a major transition in your life or your loved ones’ or you can feel stuck and unable to see a way forward.
In counselling I can arm you with simple and powerful tools that you can use in daily life to help with these challenging situations and emotions. Collaboratively we will look at your core beliefs, for example, “I’m not good enough” or “I’ll never get what I want in life” or “I’m a failure” and learn to change these to more supportive beliefs.
Using mindfulness techniques, creative therapies and CBT in a Personalised and Person Centred way, I can help you can gain clarity and the ability to usefully harness your emotional responses in a useful way, rather than feeling swamped by them. This will enable you to move through life with more ease and joy.
I recognise that each person is unique and experiences life differently, my approach is personal and tailored to you, confidential and non-judgemental. I combine a range of tools and proven techniques to support you in your journey, walking with you and empowering you to be the best you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Honours Degree in Philosophy University of Ulster - 1990
- Level 6 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - 2019
- Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling -2018
- Level 4 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy -2018
- Level 4 in Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People -2017
- Level 4 in Person-Centred Therapy -2018
- Level 4 in Working with Trauma - 2018
- ASCERT Supporting Family Members affected by Substance Abuse - 2018
- Safeguarding for Children and Adults -2017
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial session is 30 minutes and has a reduced cost of £20
Subsequent 50 minute sessions will vary between £30 and £40 depending on circumstances.