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About me

I work with adults over the age of 18 with anxiety through loss.

Anxiety; it is talked about a lot but it is not the same thing for everyone. 

You may be having trouble sleeping, you may have noticed your eating habits have changed, you may be drinking more or taking drugs, you may have cut back on socialising. Your thoughts may be getting louder or busier and more intrusive. 

Your stomach may be churning more, your heart may feel like it is about to jump out of your chest, you may be finding it difficult to concentrate. 

You may be feeling emotions you would rather not be feeling like fear, sadness, isolation, loneliness or misunderstood; or you may be so used to feeling them you cannot see an alternative.

I work with adults who exerience anxiety around loss which can include: 

Loss of childhood

Loss of a loved one 

Loss of an abuser 

Loss of a home 

Loss of innocence 

Loss of a job 

Loss of independence 

Loss of a relationship 

Loss of self-worth/self-belief/self-esteem 

Loss of safety

Loss of connection 

Loss of the life you thought you would have but didn't

What would it be like to understand your anxiety? To quieten those intrusive thoughts, to understand and build a positive relationship with your feelings and reduce the physical response to them? What would it be like to know the root cause of your anxiety? To reduce its power so you can live your life with it rather than be governed by it.

By working together, we will develop a relationship that will allow us to safely explore what is going on for you now and how your past relationships and/or experiences may be impacting your present. We will look at reconnecting your mind with your feelings and your physical response to those feelings so you can become a more wholesome you. Your own curiosity of yourself can deepen this process, to allow the growth and change within you and change your relationship with your anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling
- Middlesex University

Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- City College Peterborough

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- City College Peterborough

Awareness in Bereavement Care: A Foundation Course

- Cruse Bereavement Care

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £45.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each session lasts for 50 minutes and cost £45 during the hours of 9am-5pm.
I also offer limited evening sessions from 5pm to 7pm which cost £55. Our first session is offered at the reduced rate of £30 and will take place in The Garden Room.
I have limited concessional prices for students and members of the farming community. Please contact me for further details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can see clients during the day and selected evenings either at my home in our Garden Room or on a Walk and Talk in Sparham and the surrounding area.

Further information

We can work together in one of two ways.

THE GARDEN ROOM. Located in a quiet corner of our garden, The Garden Room is a comfortable and calming space surrounded by the relaxing sights and sounds of nature which can help promote positive well being. This can enable our relationship to develop and deepen, a crucial part of our work together.  The two water features are not only relaxing for us but encourages wildlife to drink and bathe; the running water also muffles our voices allowing us to sit in the garden itself whilst ensuring our words remain private.

WALK AND TALK. Walking whilst talking can take the work into a deeper level more quickly. Exercise can get you our of your head, reconnect you to the surrounding world and let our defences retract. These sessions take place whatever the weather so suitable attire is required. Due to the lack of street lighting, walk and talks only take place during the hours of 9am and 3.30pm to accommodate for the winter months and take place in the village of Sparham.

1 Main Road, Sparham, Norwich, NR9 5QU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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