Talking about the issues you face can lead to positive and permanent changes in your life.
I offer a safe and confidential place for you to talk about the difficulties you are facing. These could be new, or issues that you've struggled with for a long time. You might simply be feeling that you are not living the life you want to live, or you might be experiencing some of the following:
- anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship / family issues, compulsive behaviour, physical symptoms or stress.
- being cut off from your feelings and / or overwhelmed by them.
- being in a personal crisis or feeling stuck, empty or without meaning in your life.
- low self esteem or feeling like deep down, there is something wrong with you.
- trauma or other issues from your childhood.
Talking to a skilled professional can help with what feels confusing, painful or distressing.
I will listen attentively, help you to reflect on what is happening and provide guidance. This can enable you to deal with and resolve the issues at the core of the disturbance you are experiencing, as well as helping you to live a more fulfilling life.
My focus is on helping you to move towards greater choice and lasting, positive change. I will support you to find your own answers and solutions and I will tailor our sessions to meet your unique needs.
My approach is holistic in that it includes every aspect of your being (body, feelings, mind, sexuality, spirit). We all have the potential to open to the wholeness that lies at the core of our being and to live life fully. That potential is what I am passionate about and in particular, what gets in the way of it for you, in your unique life. Everything can be included in the work we do together and nothing is taboo.
I am a full accredited member of UKCP, I work to their professional, ethical guidelines and I am in regular supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (Middlesex University).
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (Institute of Psychosynthesis).
Full accredited member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Volunteer Counsellor at Share Psychotherapy (3 years).
Previously, I was employed in the voluntary sector for 20 years, working for a variety of charities / non-profit organisations.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Inner conflicts
- Mid-life crisis
- Lack of meaningful connections/relationships
- Lack of meaning in your life/relationships/friendships
- Feeling something is missing in your life
- Feeling lonely or alone
- Feeling like you don't belong
- Feeling unsafe
- Feeling stuck or that you can't get on in life
- Difficulty trusting others
- Self sabotaging behaviour
- Fear of life
- Difficulty making the changes you want to make
£47.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Seeking help can feel difficult and in particular, making the initial contact with a therapist can take a lot of courage for some people. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and to get a sense of how we might work together. There's no obligation to continue.
I offer a free 30 minute session so that we can explore how I might help you and if we are suited to working together.
I am available Weds/Thurs/Fri day/evenings. I offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute appointment to see if we are suited to working together. Office close to city centre with free parking.
I offer both short term and long term counselling. Sessions are weekly and last for 60 minutes.
My office is close to Sheffield city centre. There is free parking and it is easy to reach by bus or tram.