I believe that we all have the ability to know what works for us and what doesn’t. External stress and pressure can take us away from our inner knowing of what is right for us and how we will flourish. It is all too common to be told what we need rather than listened to. I will not offer you advice or tell you what to do. I see my job as creating a safe space for us to explore whatever feels right or in need of attention for you. Over time you may come to new understandings of yourself and your relationships with others which will help you to live in a way that feels more satisfying for you. I will offer you acceptance and understanding no matter what you choose to bring to our sessions. I will also be myself in our work together.
The number of sessions we have will be guided by you. If you come wishing to work on a specific concern then we can work short term (5 - 10 sessions). If you are wanting to change a pattern of a life time then we may need longer (10 sessions +). However we work we will review our sessions regularly and adapt to your need as necessary. Sessions usually last up to an hour but we can negotiate this to be shorter or longer if that seems appropriate. My preferred way of working is to work weekly (particularly at first) and then adapt if we need to.
I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. For example, I have counselled people experiencing panic attacks, anxiety and depression; people who have been bereaved and individuals who are experiencing relationship difficulties. I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse and violence and people who are hearing voices. Also, I have worked with people suffering from addiction, issues concerning sexuality and gender identity. As you see, many concerns that cause us pain and discomfort. Through our work together, we will explore ways that you may become more fully and authentically yourself; whatever you conceive that to be.
I have run psychodrama groups as well as working with individuals. In my 1:1 work I can bring my knowledge of psychodrama techniques if it feels like something you are interested in or would like to know more about.
I have practiced in a range of therapeutic settings since 2003. I work with individuals and groups. Now I work in private practice in Sheffield and at two voluntary organisations where I specialise in trauma.
I know how hard it can be to seek counselling and I commend your courage in coming this far. I look forward to welcoming you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodrama Psychotherapy Diploma
Person Centred Counselling Diploma
Post graduate certificate in supervision
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Group: £15-£30 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday day times,Thurs eves and Sundays
Types of client
Supervision & training
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