Are you struggling with distressing, difficult or painful feelings? Do you sometimes feel low or anxious? Are you feeling confused, or at a crossroads in your life? Do you feel stuck?
We can all feel like this sometimes. Counselling can provide an opportunity to talk openly to someone, who will listen, without judgement and help you to explore your emotions and issues/challenges. Counselling can help you to see your issues and problems in a different way, sometimes more clearly or from a different perspective.
From my own experience, I know how daunting it can be to choose a counsellor to work with. For this reason I want to tell you a little about myself.
I am a warm, gentle-natured, caring, friendly and approachable person.
I came to counselling from a 25 year nursing career, having recognised my desire to be able to provide greater emotional help to individuals. During my career I have had the privilege of meeting countless people, witnessing and supporting emotional highs and lows, as well as offering a listening ear when needed. I have had the opportunity to be with people through challenging or frightening processes such as surgery or serious illness and even death. I recognise that emotional help can make a huge difference to a person's experience. I am passionate about working with people and in particular about how counselling can help in difficult or challenging times.
I am a humanistic, relational counsellor, which means that I work in a client-centred way, with you, the client at the heart. We will work together, at your pace, to explore the issues that bring you to counselling, whether short or longer term.
I believe that everyone has, within them, the resources to heal and grow, but sometimes we can lose sight of them, for various reasons. Humanistic counselling can help us to reconnect with this inner part of ourselves, to know and understand our self better and to work towards a happier, more contented life, perhaps with more confidence.
I have a particular interest in understanding a persons childhood attachments with their caregivers. The impact of these early relationships and childhood environment can affect how people respond in, and conduct, current relationships. Often exploring these attachments in early life can help us to make sense of who you are today and help to recognise patterns that may be holding you back or causing you distress and which you may wish to modify or change.
Training, qualifications & experience
General Nurse (RGN) 1991
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills 2009
Advanced Certificate in Counselling 2010
Advanced Diploma in Counselling 2011
Level 5 Diploma in Creative Interventions in the Therapeutic Process 2012
Post-graduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Therapy 2019
As well as private practice I currently work in a secondary school Counselling young people. I have had experience of working with clients with a range of issues, such as: bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, family and relationship problems, bullying, self harm and anger.
I receive regular supervision and continue to develop professionally by reading journals, attending conferences, courses and workshops.
I am a member of the BACP (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical framework,
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £45 per session.
If you would like any further information before making an appointment, or would like to make an appointment, please call or email me. If I am unable to get to the phone I will make every effort to call you back within 24 hours.
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