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Do you feel no-one understands you, or listens to you? Are you struggling with relationships, anxiety, family issues ?
Have you felt alone or stuck in your life? Maybe past events are affecting you?
I can help you explore upsets and difficulties which will enable you to feel more in control of your life, and more confident to make decisions and positive life choices.
Many people find it extremely helpful to talk to someone who is outside their family and friendship group. Sharing what is going on for you and how you feel can help you understand any unhelpful patterns in your life.
I offer a safe and confidential place where you can talk about your thoughts, feelings, issues, worries or if you are stuck over a decision. I work with couples, with individuals, with parents.
You can bring any issue - relationships, couple counselling, anxiety, confidence and self worth, loneliness, separation, divorce, intimacy, loss, family concerns, parental issues, stress - work and personal, weight worries, disorderly eating, sexuality, abuse, anger, depression, life changes, work issues, racism.
I specialise in - working with those who feel emotionally damaged by having been sent away to boarding school [privileged abandonment and normalised neglect], and also in helping parents by offering them a Parents' Toolbox - with similar skills to a super nanny!
I have 25 years counselling experience. I am a Supervisor and accredited Parent Specialist
I am currently offering online sessions
My working days are Monday mornings, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons - daytime
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma - Westminster Pastoral Foundation. 1991
Couples Counselling - 1999
- Boarding School Survivors 2006 - Specialist Psychotherapy Diploma course to work with ex-boarders
- Parent Groups Facilitation - ParentlinePlus, 1997
- Accredited Parent Educator - NAPP, 2008
- Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities - Triple P Teens Parenting, both 2009
Ongoing training includes : adolescents, anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, CBT, conflict in relationships, culture, depression, domestic violence, dreams, eating disorders, emotional resilience, hearing voices, loss, racism, relationships, self harm, separation, sexual abuse, sexuality, stuck clients, suicidal thoughts, systemic, time limited therapy, trauma.
In February 2014 I presented on The Impact of Divorce and Separation on Children at a Bereavement Conference
I have facilitated over 200 groups for Parents, Carers and Grandparents
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clients who have been affected by their Boarding School school experiences
Parental work including: skills, strategies, concerns, more effective communication, positive communication, reduction of tension, better harmony in the home
Separation and Divorce - impact on children
Transition to living with a teenager
Peer Mentor trainer
£55.00 per session
£80 for couples
£55 for individuals [9am-5pm]
When I work
Flexible. Weekdays - daytime
I offer open ended and time-limited work. I work in a client focused way rather than purely psychodynamic.
My experience over the last 20 years has been broad based with clients experiencing many different issues. I have worked with referrals from GPs, CAMHS, Social Services, parents of Young Offenders, ex-Boarders, 3rd [voluntary] sector, Schools.
I have supervised for 20 years - Counsellors, Trainee Counsellors and Staff in the 3rd and statutory sectors.