I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individual adults and couples in a dedicated therapy room in the centre of Long Eaton. I work Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; daytime and some evenings.
I will invite you to speak with me and meet me for an initial assessment session before making a decision to work with me. I believe that a good fit or connection between therapist and clients can result in more positive outcomes and changes so it is important it feels right for you.
I work in a relational way that facilitates building openness and trust so that the issues you bring to therapy can be fully and safely explored and worked with together. I also work developmentally which means I aim to understand how past experiences influence us in the present. Sometimes this means remembering or talking together about painful events or things that have hurt you in the past. I believe this can be healing and help us understand and potentially change unhelpful patterns we may have in our life.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues that can impact our sense of personal wellbeing or ability to cope with day to day life; difficult relationships with family or a partner, work stress, ill health, disability, parenting or caring, anxiety, panic, stress, depression, fragile self processes or experience, loss/bereavement, fertility, living through change or with addiction, trauma or childhood abuse. I have done research into the experience of panic and am developing therapeutic workshops on anxiety and stress. I often use mindfulness, awareness of bodily experiences, and emotional focus in my work. I have a personal interest in spirituality and personal growth in long-term therapy.
I can work with student and trainee counsellors/psychotherapists up to masters level.
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Sherwood Institute Nottingham and Coventry University).
BA(HONS) Applied Social Studies and Social Work (CQSW).
I have undertaken additional training in working with couples and relationships, 'Transgenerational Trauma' and Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Before working as psychotherapist and counsellor I worked for over twenty years in the adult social care sector.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience and a particular interest in working with co-dependency.
£45.00 per hourly session for individuals
£80.00 per 90 minute session for couples
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss your needs or to find out more about working with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|