I am a National Counselling Society accredited Counsellor with a private practice in Kilcot, which is near Newent and Ross-on-Wye. I offer counselling for anxiety, stress, fear, anger, depression, low-confidence and self-esteem, loss, loneliness, relationship issues etc and to help those who have suffered from emotional and/or physical abuse.
I believe that there are times when you need a therapist to do more than just listen, you need some guidance, some support, and help finding your own strength.
I will help you to explore and express your feelings in a safe, confidential and supportive way. While doing this we will, together, develop strategies to manage current difficulties while simultaneously releasing pain from the recent, or even very distant, past.
As well as Emotional Therapeutic Counselling we can, if you like, use yoga techniques, (I am fully qualified) such as breathing, as many of these are simple yet bring great relief.
When appropriate I also draw on my background as part of a psychiatric team in a hospital including a drug and alcohol addiction unit and later carrying out research into mental health (public attitudes in particular) for the World Health Authority. You will be in safe and caring hands.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
I have many years experience of helping people, mostly with relief from anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, anger issues and suchlike. Now I have the knowledge and experience to help with much more.
Having also studied Yoga Psychology I use this when a Client finds it the most appealing choice. It is an approach that rather than dealing head-on with the problems simply involves breathing practices, making sounds (for instance humming like a bee or a soft snoring sound), particular postures, many, many very different relaxation techniques and, if liked, concentration and meditation.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General unhappiness, anxiety, loss of enthusiasm for life, apathy, fear, feelings of detachment from others or life. Also those feelings that could sound trivial to some people but that have a negative impact on your life, like, for instance, disappointment.
Initial half-hour consultation free
£35 - £45 thereafter
I believe that some problems require more than one kind of approach and I would be happy to suggest other kinds of therapy, for instance, research indicates that people suffering from PTSD often respond much better if also receiving physical therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish and French|
Daytime on Mondays and Tuesdays, daytime and often evening on Fridays.
Types of client