Would you like someone to talk to who isn't a friend or relative? Even with someone close we can be guarded and worry about the effect our thoughts and true feelings might have on them so we filter our expression of feelings. How can we explore personal thoughts and feelings with someone close to us without the worry of changing things between us forever?
In counselling sessions it’s fine not to be okay, and to say so. Are you anxious or depressed? Do you have a problem with a relationship? Have you experienced loss or are you struggling with the effects of abuse? Maybe you’ve experienced trauma in the past or recently. If so, maybe I can help.
I can provide a safe, confidential, professional space that is yours and yours alone where you can express things as they really feel. I offer a caring, honest, respectful, sensitive and non-judgemental counselling service that can help you through a difficult times
Counselling gives you a safe space and the chance to talk things through, in confidence, so that with support you can work out the best way forward for you.
I have experience in supporting clients with loss, self-harm, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, work related stress, bullying, bereavement, sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexuality and self-identity issues.
Everyone is unique and as such counselling is tailored to meet individual needs. Some clients will need only a few sessions to help whereas others may prefer or require a longer time frame to work through.
I offer one-to-one Person-Centred Counselling sessions for people of all ages from my practice in Weston Coyney, easily accessible from Stone, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, the A50, A500 or A520.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over 6 years experience supporting young people who were experiencing behavioural problems.
Almost 4 years experience working for a charity specialising in rape and domestic abuse.
Counselling students of higher education in a university setting.
MSc in Counselling Psychology (accredited)
Diploma in Counselling
BSc Psychology (accredited)
Some of the areas of counselling I deal with:
Abuse, addictions, infidelity, loss, anxiety, dementia, life-changing events, bullying, depression, domestic violence, anger, emotional abuse, family issues, relationships, loneliness, confidence issues, low self-esteem, self-harm, stress, trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- 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
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have supported clients with life experiences such as loss, self-harm, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, work related stress, bullying, bereavement, sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexuality and self-identity issues.
Everyone is unique and as such counselling is tailored to meet individual needs. Some clients will need only a few sessions to help whereas others may prefer or require a longer time frame to work through in psychotherapy.
I offer one-to-one Person-Centred Counselling and integrated sessions for people of all ages from my practice in Weston Coyney, easily accessible from Stone, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, the A50, A500 or A520.
I previously worked in a Pupil Referral Unit for over 6 years supporting young people who were experiencing behavioural problems. Sometimes his involved working in schools, homes and other locations.
The past 4 years I have gained experience working for a charity specialising in rape and domestic abuse.
I have also worked in a university setting counselling students of higher education.
1 hour counselling sessions - £40.
Some weekend appointments may available, subject to a £10 surcharge.
A limited number of reduced cost sessions are available at £35 to students and those on low income subject to eligibility – please ask for details.
To avoid embarrassment, please make sure you have the means to pay for your session when you arrive. You can pay for your session using one of the following methods:
• Bank transfer
Some sessions at reduced rates are available for student counsellors seeking personal therapy and for those on low income.
Your first session is a "getting to know you" session which gives you the opportunity to consider whether we can work together. It is important for you to feel comfortable working with me to enable you you to talk about the things that are troubling you. During the first session we will talk together about what you want to achieve from counselling and how best we can work towards this.
Your Counselling Sessions
Counselling sessions last for one hour (50 minutes). As a person centred counsellor I do not give advice or tell you what to do but work with you so that you can identify and work out the best way for yourself.
As your counsellor, I will regularly review your needs with you so that we can jointly assess progress and what further action, if any, may be needed.
If you would like to discuss whether you feel that counselling might be what you are looking for then please contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client