162 Illshaw Heath Road
26 Sansome Walk
I am here for you when talking really helps.
I provide a caring service for when you really need someone to listen and be there just for you.
There is something amazing about simply being listened to and heard by another, and it is rare in our busy lives. Telling your story, often for the first time, can really help to unlock what is stopping you living your life to the full.
At Talk Together you will be listened to without judgement, accepted as an individual and supported to make the changes you want to make. You may be challenged to look at things differently. I can help you to see things more clearly, look at your difficulties from another perspective and find ways to really make changes in your life.
You may want to talk about problems happening now or experiences earlier in your life. Either way I am here for you.
At its heart counselling is about listening, being heard and really understood. The time spent with a counsellor is unique and may be the only time when you don’t need to hide feelings away, dress them up or worry about how others may react or be affected. I believe that the relationship between us is key and ask you to get in touch to see if you like me and how we could work together.
This is your time and this gives you the chance to really explore what is going on for you. It is this unique relationship, and the opportunity to really be yourself, that makes the difference.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked extensively, helping people during challenging times. My previous experience as a senior manager in the public sector, with significant responsibility, has enabled me to gain great insight into issues affecting people’s lives.
My counselling approach is integrative which means that my focus is on you and your needs and I adjust my approach to suit you. However I also work psychodynamically which means I work with you to look at clues from the past that may help you to understand your difficulties today
I Have a Diploma in Counselling after successfully completing a BACP accredited course at the University of the West Of England (Bristol)
I have significant experience in bereavement, addiction, adoption, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, life crisis, sexual abuse, stress, loss, grief, relationship issues, anger, divorce, miscarriage and abortion.
Since qualifying I have worked in a number of agencies, providing counselling support. I am currently a volunteer with Listening Post (Cheltenham). I also teach counselling to diploma level on a CPCAB accredited course at Mapleleaf Counselling in Solihull.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am passionate about my work. I have benefited from counselling in my life and it is this that encouraged me to change my career and retrain. I really believe in the therapeutic benefits and I encourage anyone to get in touch to talk about what counselling can do for you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £45. I can offer reduced rate for students and those on low income although these places are limited. Charges for couples are more. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
I believe that our relationship is key and so tailor the sessions to suit your needs, with a focus on understanding how the past may impact on you today. What really matters is the ability to develop a relationship based on complete confidence, trust and acceptance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available throughout the week, both during the day and some evenings. Please get in touch to find out more.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|