Current difficulties and past experiences can impact on our ability to cope with everyday life, making us feel depressed, anxious or stressed and affecting our relationships. In my work with individuals and couples I provide a confidential and non judgmental space to explore these issues, working towards better self-understanding, and the possibility of change.
Work can be over just a few sessions or on an open ended basis depending on individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Univeristy of Reading)
Relate Couples counselling training.
In addition to my private practice, I worked for many years at an agency providing affordable counselling and at Relate.
My core training was in psychodynamic counselling and this forms the basis of my way of working. The psychodynamic approach explores how past experiences may unconsciously shape our inner world, potentially leading to unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
I have also attended many further training events which have extended my knowledge of systemic therapy, CBT, solution focussed therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy which I incorporate in my approach when appropriate.
I have a particular interest in pregnancy related issues and am happy to see new mothers together with their babies.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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Individuals £50 (50 minute session)
Couples £70 (60 minute session)
Please feel free to contact me for an initial chat and to arrange a one off session where we can explore whether counselling would be helpful to you. There is no obligation to continue, but having taken that first step I find that most people decide they would like to start coming on a regular basis. Usually this take the form of meeting once a week at the same time, but there can be some flexibility around this.
As a member of BACP I adhere to their ethical framework.
My counselling room has ample parking immediately outside.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Types of client