I am an experienced counsellor, MBACP and Senior accredited, based in Leamington Spa. I counsel people with issues such as stress, relationships, separation and divorce, low self-confidence, anxiety, depression, bereavement, work relations, redundancy, retirement. I offer a free initial session where we can explore working together.
I work with individuals on an open ended basis, or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Sector experience: I have worked in education, and in the voluntary sector, for example as a mediator, also as a supervisor for survivors of abuse agency. I find that using one's imagination to find solutions can tap into new energy.
How counselling can help:
I think counselling is an opportunity to share your concerns with a skilled listener so issues become clearer when voiced for another person to hear. The counsellor's role is to help you explore aspects of your situation, towards making changes for the better when you experience difficulties, such as anxiety, facing changes, loss or depression.
Counselling can be short term, focussing on particular worries that are getting in the way of your daily life. It can also be longer term, to explore patterns which have been there for a long time and are now no longer helpful.
When you come for counselling, you can feel a sense of relief in sharing worries with someone outside of your family, social or work circle. You regain perspective and the ability to make your own decisions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional qualifications: Accredited and Senior Accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certificate in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Supervision, Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Mindfulness Certificate.
Areas of Specialism: depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, surviving childhood abuse, work issues, career issues, self-esteem, life transitions.
I have experience of the educational and training sectors and the voluntary sector, also of Employee Assistance Programmes, which shape me as a counsellor
Some quotes from clients' experiences of counselling:
.. I wasn't sure what to expect, thought I would be told what to do - in fact, with support, I knew what I wanted to do...
...I felt really low when I began counselling. Now I have gained some perspective on my situation...
...through counselling, I can see light at the end of the tunnel, I can imagine a future..
...even changing a small part of my life gave me a sense of hope about bigger changes I could make...
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of specialism:
Surviving childhood abuse and life transitions.
To find out more: contact me by phone or email. I offer a free initial meeting to discuss your expectations, explain the counselling process,agree if you wish to proceed.
Fees: sliding scale, between £30 - £55 per hour, negotiable dependent on personal circumstances.
I see clients at the Cloisters, Lower Leam Street, Leamington Spa, which is a quiet, private venue, used by therapists. There is on street parking, and easy access to public transport - Leamington Spa train station is a ten minute walk away, and major bus routes stop along nearby Willes Road and outside the parish church at the bottom of the Parade.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer evening sessions between 5pm - 7pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays, by negotiation. I offer a selection of daytime sessions.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor, with a humanistic/ integrative perspective, working with individuals and groups.View supervision profile