Are you feeling sad, lost or confused? Is this leaving you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Are you craving a happier you or just wanting to be more comfortable with yourself and those around you? Do you have low self esteem or low self confidence? Perhaps as a result of a specific event such as a bereavement or significant change in your life or maybe you just don’t know and that’s part of your struggle, trying to work out why you feel the way you do at the moment.
I work with adults and young people and will provide you with a warm, safe and comfortable space to explore your concerns and challenges, working with you to bring about lasting change in your life.
I can help you:
· Communicate how you are really feeling to gain the support you need from those around you
· Discover who you are now and find the right way for you to move forward
· Improve your confidence and self esteem
· Consider different options
I have experienced counselling myself and I understand that taking that initial step can be very scary. Despite the positive impact counselling had for me, I am only too aware of how I felt in those days and weeks before plucking up the courage to pick up the phone and reach out for help. I will work hard to provide you a safe, supportive, welcoming and friendly environment, free from judgement.
I offer both brief problem focused therapy (approx. 8-12 sessions) and long-term therapy, dependant on your needs.
I am based near to Chorley. My rooms offer free parking and are fully accessible. I'm located within easy reach of public transport and the motorway network, less than 20 minutes from Preston, Chorley & Leyland or 35 minutes from Manchester, Wigan and Bolton.
Contact me to arrange an initial meeting to explore whether you feel that I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experience of working with a range of community and school counselling services as well as within private practice, providing counselling for adults and young people presenting with a range of issues including:
Bereavement (including child bereavement), baby loss, miscarriage, abortion, infertility and its impact, post natal depression, parenting, menopause, change due to job loss or retirement, historic sexual abuse, work stress, loss of direction in life, poor relationships with food, family breakdown, OCD, self harm, suicidal thoughts, bullying, exam stress, boarding school separation, military service, sexuality, low self confidence and self esteem.
I volunteer for Place 2 Be each week, counselling young people aged 11-16 in a High School.
Level 2 Counselling Skills, 3 Counselling Studies, followed by a Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Completed all mandatory training including Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children, Prevent and GDPR Training.
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
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Bereavement (including child bereavement)
- Baby loss (stillbirth, neonatal death and SIDS)
- Infertility and its impact
- Post natal depression
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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.
Individuals - £45 per hour
Organisations, Groups, Insurance, Employee Assistance Programmes – please contact me for outline contract
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on a Mon, Tues and Thurs. I have a limited number of evening and weekend appointments available. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|