Flexible online or telephone therapy sessions available. We will work with what feels right for you.
I believe for human growth and happiness we need to thrive, be seen and heard. In therapy you will experience empathetic, non judgemental and confidential sessions where you feel safe to work through what brings you to counselling in a secure, safe and relaxing space.
I offer person centred therapy, CBT, NLP, EFT, trauma and Rewind Therapy. These can can delivered separately of integrated, the choice, in terms of the ways in which you want to work and what you want to focus on, is yours. I believe that we all know what’s best for ourselves and will help you discover your way forward. I offer a confidential and non judgemental counselling working within the BACP Ethical Framework.
You may well be aware that you are stuck or unhappy in some way and yet feel powerless to change. It may seem impossible to move forward, yet the idea of staying in the exact same position in life is equally traumatic. We will work collaboratively as you explore the issues causing you distress. Together we explore to find your answers … to find closure, resolution and a way forward.
Counselling can help you understand yourself, the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems. My work is to journey with you, helping you connect with who you really are.
Talking really does helps…. please make contact
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapuetic Counselling (2018)
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2019)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in suicide ideation (2018)
Mermaids (gender nonconformity in children and young people 2019)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT-2019)
NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP- 2019)
Varied CPD includes: rape and sexual abuse, art therapy, single session therapy, one at a time therapy, couples counselling (2019), chronic stress, Phobias, OCD, Hoarding Disorder, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Children and Young People (2019) and Image Rehearsal Therapy where trauma has been experienced.
I am trained with the Foundation for Infant Loss and the International Association for Rewind Therapy, a technique for PTSD.
I have worked in charitable agencies for 30yrs+ working with vulnerable clients. I can work with both adults and young people.
I have a particular speciality in complex bereavement and loss ( including infant loss) and other counselling for a variety of mental health conditions such as severe anxieties and depression, panic attacks and chronic stress. Other areas include bullying, chronic illness, relationships, trauma, low self esteem, shame, intrusive thoughts and feelings of sadness and loneliness.
When you truly know yourself you are able to fully align with your life passion and live with purpose and intent. You can learn to allow your light will shine.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Concessions offered for
I understand that making the first appointment can be daunting. A free initial telephone coversation usually takes about 20 minutes and will give you a chance to see how comfortable you feel talking to me. It gives me a sense of whether or not I think I can support you at this time. We can explore what you would like to achieve in therapy. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
After this, we’ll usually agree to meet for an hour session, where we can cover what counselling involves and what you might expect from it and you can use the time to explore what brought you to counselling.
After that, for ongoing work, we will continue in blocks of 6 sessions, which will be periodically reviewed. We'll meet same time, same day each week unless we negotiate otherwise.
Talking helps…. Where should we begin?
Individual counselling costs £35 per one hour session.
Couple counselling costs £55 per one hour session.
Monday – Friday Some evening appointments available
9am - 8pm
no bank or public holidays
Online counselling available - please ask for details
All sessions are confidential and as I’m member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) I work within their ethical framework. I am committed to providing a non-judgemental and safe setting that will enable you to feel comfortable and safe throughout our sessions.
My counselling practice is based in my log cabin which is a private dedicated counselling room just five minute walk from the town centre in Southport, Merseyside.
Please ring using the mobile number. If I’m unable to take your call please leave your name, number and a short message and I will get back to you. Please let me reassure you that any voicemail left is entirely confidential.
I offer a warm, unique, personalised, collaborative approach. While I’ll draw your attention to potential ways forward in our work together, the choice is always yours. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
You are not alone, please make contact.