Life is not easy, there are no instructions but there are plenty opinions of how we should live it! These often cause us to become overwhelmed as we lose sight of ourselves by trying to adapt to everyone's expectations. Leading to depression, anger, irrational behaviour, fear/anxiety and despair about who you have become.
I offer a safe, confidential, accepting and nurturing space to enable you to explore and discover who you really are and how you can help yourself to navigate life's storms.
I have a particular understanding of being a carer; the isolation, the difficulty recognising who you are as you find yourself putting the needs of the person being cared for before your own, the emotional burden as you see the person deteriorating and there is very little you can do to change it or the person is reluctant to ask for help and doesn't see how much you are struggling to cope. Or you don't see yourself as a carer but have been put into that situation and want to find a way to change it.
I trained as a mental health nurse and a general nurse and have over 30 years of experience in a variety of areas. These include long-term health conditions, mental health issues such as anxiety and stress as well as an understanding of the different diagnosis, dementia in particular.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an HND with distinction in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have had a variety of experiences working with young people, adults and older adults, working through various issues including grief, sexuality, abuse, anxiety, depression and issues around self esteem/self worth.
I have years of experience as a carer. As a child growing up with a parent who has mental health issues and married to a partner who has disabilities and deteriorating health.
I trained as a nurse and have qualifications around mental health and general nursing. I have also worked in various nursing posts with over 25 years experience.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fees are £40 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client