I am a qualified, BACP-registered Counsellor working integratively within a person-centred framework. Extensive experience has been gained working with GP patients within Mental Health Services, working in Staff wellbeing/counselling services, working within a UK-based Relationship counselling organisation and in private practice.
Work has involved supporting clients experiencing generalised anxiety and depression of varied degrees, often as a result of, or impacted by, issues around: Relationship breakdown, Bereavement and Loss, The effects of Childhood Trauma, Gender-related issues, Work-related stress, Cross-cultural issues, issues around Sexuality, Health Anxiety, including coming to terms with health conditions both prior to and post diagnosis and any required surgery; stressful life events, including coping with adjustment issues and feelings of displacement due to life / situation Change.
Therapeutic work involves offering my clients the opportunity of exploring to understand how events and experiences have impacted feelings, and working through them to increase self-awareness and understanding, within a person-centred, non-judgemental therapeutic alliance.
I am a registered member of the BACP, am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.
I work out of very pleasant, easily accessible, counselling rooms located centrally within Stafford. I offer home visits, and the option of walking therapy during summer months.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Grad Diploma Counselling Psychology from Keele University.
Post- qualification experience within:
- NHS Psychological Services
- Adult Mental Health
- NHS Staff Counselling / Wellbeing Services
- Experience within Secondary Care (Community Mental Health Team) Services
- Psychological Assessments
- Brief and long term therapy
- Enhanced DBS.
- Registered Member, MBACP
- Working with survivors of sexual abuse.
- Bereavement & Loss
- Gender issues
- Inner-child Work
- Working with Couples
- Staff counselling
- Working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work related stress issues
Staff / employee counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Counselling appointments currently available, including Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|