Seeking help can feel daunting, especially if it means sharing your private thoughts and feelings with a stranger, in the hope it will help us obtain that inner peace and resolution. As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Coach, I am committed to ensuring you feel heard and understood without being judged in a safe and confidential setting.
I am highly experienced in working with young adults, having worked as a counsellor in a college and university centre for the last 8 years. I have worked as a volunteer at Cruse Bereavement Care for nearly four years and have been working in my private practice for the last 4 years.
I specialise in:
- Working with anxiety
- Panic/anxiety attacks
- Relationships - family/spouse/workplace
- Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bullying and abuse
I have worked with young adults on the autistic spectrum and aspergers helping them come to terms with adulthood and relationships.
Through my career I have realised that once my clients had resolved some of their emotional issues, they still felt 'stuck' and unable to move forward in their lives, needing further specialist help. This realisation made me embark on the coaching route and I found a course that combined counselling and coaching together to give clients the full benefit of both, enabling them to resolve personal and emotional problems but also plan and move forward in their careers, relationships and ambitions.
My experience of the fusion of counselling and coaching has enabled me to achieve positive results in my work, particularly surrounding anxiety, which can paralyse people to a standstill impacting all aspects of their lives, particularly in educational settings, challenging jobs and difficult relationships.
I am presently quite flexible with appointments during weekdays and evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a registered clinical supervisor. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP), as well as a Fusion Certified Therapeutic Coach.
- Fusion Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching
- Advanced Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in supervision
- Mind management mindfulness
- EFT Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Therapy)
- Working with self harm
- Master Train the Trainer
- Cruse Bereavement ABC Course
- CBT related anxiety management
- CBT based mindfulness
- Preventing and working with suicidality
- PTSD and trauma - rewind technique
- Certificate in understanding autism
And many other development courses on treating panic disorder, addictions, suicidal ideology, Human Givens approaches to anxiety and depression; and building resilience.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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My fees are: £65.00 per session (50 minutes)
For supervision I charge £50.00 per hour.
I charge £20 for cancellations if they are under 48 hours notice.
I work from a location close to Solihull and Birmingham city centre.
How Counselling with me can help you
Feeling stuck and unable to find a way out can often lead to people developing anxieties, stress and other mental health concerns which start to impact them in such a way that life becomes difficult to bear. We can explore coping mechanisms as well as curing anxiety by employing scientific evidence based strategies.
Loss of loved ones, illness and trauma can all leave you feeling unable to cope, angry and unable to face your responsibilities and a life without your loved one. Together we can work out steps you can take to get your life back together, and put things into perspective.
Working with me will enable you to tackle these problems and so much more, enabling you to achieve your true potential. Remember it is our thoughts that place limitations on our beliefs and ambitions, if we can change these thoughts we can become limitless in our potential!
Please contact me to discuss availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available most weekdays and evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a certified Supervisor and registered with the National Counselling Society. I have supervised various supervisees who have been mostly working in educational settings or in training to become counsellors.