I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor, and a member of the BACP. My theory is a relationship model so this means that the therapeutic process happens within the relationship between the counselor and the client. People need contact and when this contact is achieved people begin to talk and explore. painful experiences. Most people want to be really heard and accepted for who they truly are. This is where the healing process begins.
Life can be stressful or difficult at certain times in our lives.Sometimes our problems at home or work can build up and begin to affect our health and our capacity to do the things we normally do and enjoy. This can lead to a feeling of being stuck or overwhelmed with life.
Being heard and acknowledged as a person for who they are, there and then is a very healing process in its self. Having someone there to listen and validate our experiences of life with a non judgmental ear can help untangle painful feelings and thoughts that keep us stuck . This feeling of stuckness can affect our relationships and can sometimes leave us feeling confused and baffled.
Having someone to go to on a weekly basis can be of real value and help to anybody who is at a point in their life where perhaps things are not making sense or they are struggling with overwhelming circumstances in their lives. This could be for example, anxiety, depression,addictions, relationship problems or trauma.
Through my training I aim to offer a safe and confidential space to allow this process to begin. The work will allow you to discover new insights about yourself and with this knowledge you are able to change the old into something more fitting for you, enabling you to have a more fulfilling life.
I believe contact within the therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process and through this contact the peeling back of the layers can begin. I am here to assist that process with empathy,acceptance and a willingness to be involved.
Within my private counselling practice I work with many kinds of presenting problems such as anxiety(including generalized anxiety disorder), depression,work related problems,relationship difficulties, abuse, such as sexual, physical or emotional and addiction.
I currently also work as a therapeutic counselor in a residential treatment center for women recovering from substance misuse and domestic violence.
I also work as a specialist counsellor in a sexual violence clinic.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a Practitioner in Substance Misuse and I have worked with women for several years who have suffered from traumatic backgrounds such as abuse and substance misuse. This is within a residential treatment facility.
I have worked within the NHS counselling employees.
I also work within a sexual violence facility which is run by the NHS. I counsel victims of sexual violence with acute symptoms. I also counsel historic victims of sexual violence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a wealth of experience when working with relational difficulties. I have worked intensively with domestic violence and sexual abuse. This includes emotional and psychological abuse. I work with relationship issues such as affairs and betrayals, low self-esteem, divorce and separation anxiety.
I specialise in addiction, such as drug abuse and alcoholism can not only have a huge impact on the individual but can devastate any family.
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Please feel free to phone me to arrange an appointment.
I charge £40 for individual counselling and £70 for couple counselling.
I undergo ongoing continuous personal development which means I attend workshops and training days ,this is to ensure my work is safe and up todate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday and Fridays and on Skype or telephone,and some evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|