Sometimes when we feel like our world has been ripped apart, we can experience overwhelming feelings of sadness, lonliness, anger, guilt, relief, numbness, worthlessness, helplessness or emptiness. Perhaps you are feeling really low or anxious thoughts are spiralling out of control. Maybe there's also pressure in your life to move on, get better or get back to normal. This can feel impossible when you don't know what normal is anymore, who you are or what you really want.
It’s OK not to be OK. We all need to take some time to repair and rethink from time to time. You might wish that you could give yourself more understanding and patience. Maybe you want to stop avoiding social situations or you desperately want to stop snapping at or pushing other people away. It could be that you are just tired of wrestling with this on your own and are fed up of being frightened of losing everyone around you or being rejected.
Loss and change can come in so many forms, for example, bereavement, redundancy, retirement, divorce, separation or family issues, moving home, a new job, becoming a parent, illness or poor health, depression and anxiety, or loss of identity to name a few.
Here's the thing, it doesn't have to be like this, you don’t have to continue as you are. You are not alone. I can help.
I would love to have the opportunity to work with you to help you find your way through the loss, bereavement or change that you have experienced. Helping you to recognise yourself again, gain control of your overwhelming emotions, discover what gives you purpose and how to get more of this in your life.
I will really listen to you, ask you questions and understand what life is really like for you. My approach is influenced by Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused and Creative Arts Therapy; essentially, I’m influenced by you, we work at your pace and in a way that is right for you.
I work daytimes, evenings and Saturday mornings which gives flexibility and means that I am available at times that suit you best. You are welcome to book an initial meeting with me to see if I am right counsellor for you, to explore how I can help and to ask any questions that you might have.
My rooms are easily accessible to Leyland, Chorley, Preston, Wigan, Bolton and surrounding areas. Free parking is available on site.
Sound good? Drop me an email, or text or ring me today to schedule your first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with a range of community and school counselling services as well as within private practice, providing counselling for adults, young people (11+) and couples / those in relationships.
I am a qualified and registered counsellor.
- BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children
Registered member of BACP – British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
The Foundation for Infant Loss
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby loss (stillbirth, neonatal death and SIDS)
- Identity loss - who am I?
- Children leaving home
- Boarding School Separation
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Sessions are for a full 60 minutes and would usually take place once a week, however, I can work flexibly depending on your needs and circumstances.
Counselling Session (Individuals) - £45 (60 minutes)
Counselling Session (Couples) - £60 (60 minutes)
Consessions available for student counsellors (daytime appointments only) - Please contact me to more information.
DBS: I am enhanced DBS Checked
Insurance: I hold relevant and up to date Professional Indemnity Insurance through Holistic Insurance Services
Data Protection: I am fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Thurs: 9.30am - 9pm; Sat: 9am - 12pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|