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About me

Are you feeling anxious, angry, unhappy or confused? Or perhaps you are feeling a combination of all of these emotions? Are you someone who struggles to explain what is wrong but just knows that things don't feel right in your life at the moment?

I know from personal experience how beneficial counselling can be. The experience of being deeply listened to and empathised with by a neutral, non-judgemental, ethical, trained professional can help you become clearer about what is troubling you and how to work through it.

I am an Integrative Counsellor, this means that I work in a person-centred way; in partnership with you and I am also able to suggest well being strategies and interventions to you, which are likely to help you feel calmer and happier.

Since qualifying, I have worked extensively with clients who want to process a recent or past bereavement as well as with clients who need to grieve the loss of being childless through circumstance or who need to work through the grief related to a redundancy or painful life transition.

Although experienced in working with clients on bereavement and loss and with graduates experiencing confusion, low mood and anxiety because of the multitude of pressures now faced by young adults; I also have experience of working with clients on anxiety, anger, academic distress, divorce, relationship breakdown, lack of confidence and difficult life transitions, like coming to terms with a life changing health condition.   

I bring warmth, professionalism, a down to earth nature and a previous work experience of being a teacher, with an understanding of the demands of the education system, to my work. If you would like to find out how counselling might be able to help you, please call me for a free, fifteen minute conversation or send me an email.  

How can counselling help you?

Counselling can help you by giving you somewhere confidential and non-judgemental to talk through how you feel. Often the act of talking to someone trained, who listens fully to what you are saying, who is neutral in your life can help to ease your distress or turmoil.

Many people are surprised at how effective counselling sessions are for enabling a person to leave behind troubling memories, through talking about them in a safe, secure setting. Previous clients have also commented on the power of feeling understood and validated, particularly when these might be some of the things that aren't present in a client's daily interactions with family or friends.

I am also able to suggest well being interventions and strategies, to support your progress. Again, previous clients have commented on how useful it has been to be provided with "tried and tested" strategies that can help soothe difficult emotions and improve well being. 

What to expect in your first session.

In your first session, I will do everything possible to help you feel at ease and welcome. Your first session will take the form of an Initial Assessment session. This might feel like an easier way to begin your sessions because it involves me asking you a number of questions, in order to gather information which will provide us with a framework for how to work effectively together.  Your subsequent sessions will provide you with the space to talk, to be fully heard and validated as well as offering you well being strategies, which can help reduce anxiety, low mood, worry and stress. You will be offered regular session reviews to make sure that you are happy with the progress that you are making and only coming for sessions when it is necessary for you to do so. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Diploma in Professional Hypnotherapy.
  • NLP Practitioner.
  • CRUSE Bereavement Support Foundation Course.
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care Face to Face Elective.
  • PGCE English and Communications.
  • B.A. (Hons) English, Communications and Counselling.

Member organisations

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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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

National Counselling Society

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with clients to support their loss about being childless through circumstance. I have also worked with clients to accept the diagnosis of an autoimmune condition and I am able to work with clients who have specific food cravings that get in the way of them eating healthily.

Therapies offered

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Counselling sessions cost £55 an hour.

When I work

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I am based in Heeley, Sheffield on Mondays and at Breathe, Clarkhouse Road, Sheffield on Thursdays.

Further information

I also run courses on Managing Stress Effectively, Managing your Mind and Relaxation for Busy People. I have facilitated two online relaxation groups for nurses, during the pandemic.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8

85 Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LG

Type of session

In person
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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