01494 484827 / 07789 800256
I am a Person centred psychotherapeutic counsellor. This means that I offer a confidential environment in which you can safely release deeply held (perhaps repressed), personal thoughts and feelings. This has the potential to lead to personal discovery of your validity as a human being and the valuable contributions you could rightfully make to the world. Previously, you may have experienced overwhelming non-acceptance of these feelings and thoughts (by family and friends, by wider society, even by yourself). Perhaps you have been carrying them, alone, for as long as you can remember.
I have previously helped those suffering depressive thoughts and depressive illness, anxiety, disturbing inner voices and images, obsessions, compulsions and panic experiences. I also work with gender, sexual orientation and faith/spirit. I will endeavour to help with past trauma (including armed forces/emergency services experience), personally felt guilt, and shame including sexual shame.
I will work to facilitate conditions in which you are able to think through, and talk about what is on, or in, your mind and that you will feel increasingly safe to do so as sessions progress.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a long experience of therapeutic counselling (as patient aswell as practitioner) and have a diploma which is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a registered member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sibling/ family member suicide.
By agreement with you, I suggest a charge of up £25 for an initial consultation, though this can be waived depending on your circumstances, and your thoughts about whether you would like to enter therapy. Subsequently, at commencement of therapy my rate is £45 per one hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I endeavour to be available to you at your convenience and hence am available week days including evenings. I will consider some weekend work.
Types of client