If you are feeling exhausted before you have time for yourself or are constantly waiting to get to the end of the jobs list so you can have time for you without feeling guilty you are far from alone. Or equally when trying to be yourself is terrifying because of how others may react. I know how hard taking care of your own needs can be, especially when you have the needs and judgements of others claiming time and energy.
Counselling can help, even taking the time to arrange to come to counselling shows that you are ready to commit to taking more care of yourself and listening to what your needs are. I provide a safe non-judgemental space and want to help you find what works for you, at your pace and in a way that makes sense to you. I have trained in both humanistic and person-centred counselling and I still love learning about my work. Because of this I have a variety of things I have found work well over the years and I’m not afraid to adapt to do the work together in a way which works for you.
Every client I work with is treated with respect as an individual. I have worked with clients of many faiths, nationalities, genders and sexualities as well as those with a wide variety of diagnoses. In all cases they were so much more than their labels, as are you. During counselling I am open to working with what they mean and do for you without ever seeking to hold you to someone else's definition of what that means.
I work out of two locations in Mansfield, one is my home-work space the other is the Lotus Therapy centre. My home workspace is wheelchair accessible.
If you would like to find out more about working together, I invite you to get in touch and arrange a free twenty-minute phone call. This will help you decide to get a feel for what I am like to work with and for me to be sure I can offer the support you need in addressing your concerns.
Regardless of if you choose to get in touch I hope you find what you need,
Training, qualifications & experience
My relevant qualifications are;
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Chichester University
- BSc Hons Degree in Person-Centred Counselling
- Concerned Relatives Affected by Drug and/or Alcohol Use Counselling Training Course (Cranstoun)
- NCFE levels 1,2 and 3 in interpersonal skills, helping skills and counselling skills and theory respectively from City College Brighton and Hove, and Certificate of Proficiency from BACP
- Depression: A Compassionate View - CPD certificate from University of Derby
- Understanding Autism, Asperger's and ADHD - CPD certificate from University of Derby
I also hold a current DBS check
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Impact of living with someone else's substance use and addiction.
Divorce and separation, impact on families.
LGBTQI, Polyamorous, BDSM and kink friendly.
Photos & videos
Free initial phone consultation.
50 minute sessions charged at £45.
Reduced rates available for trainee counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client