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I appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step and ask for help and I recognise this as a sign of strength. Counselling offers you a safe, confidential space where we can explore your concerns and any issues that are troubling you or causing you distress. It is a collaborative effort between you and me where I will help you to develop strategies to overcome any challenges you are currently facing.
Counselling can help you to identify the cause of emotional turmoil and can help you identify goals and potential solutions. It can promote change, increase self esteem and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can also help change long held beliefs, encourage self acceptance and improve relationships.
I worked in the health service for many years and chose to retrain as a counsellor after realising that people valued my ability to listen in a caring and non-judgemental way. This, combined with my own personal experiences in life led me to understand just how empowering counselling can be. I believe that mental and physical health are interlinked and that one can affect the other. To me looking after our mental health is as important as looking after ourselves physically.
I am an integrative counsellor, trained in CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic counselling. I use a combination of these different strands to work with clients, adapting my approach to individual needs.
I have been described as a warm and approachable counsellor, putting clients at ease. I have worked with a variety of clients experiencing a number of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, relationship difficulties and stress. I offer both short term and long term therapy.
I offer an initial, introductory consultation which gives you the opportunity to meet me and to establish whether you feel comfortable working with me. If you decide to go ahead we will agree a contract to work together. Counselling normally takes place once a week and I can offer appointments during the daytime or evening.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Volunteer Counsellor at Wirral Mind
Volunteer Counsellor at Wirral Age UK
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Each session is charged at £40.00 for 50 minutes, payable in advance by cash or bank transfer.
The initial consultation is offered for a reduced fee of £20.00.
I also offer concessionary rates for students and people on low incomes, subject to availability. Please ask for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Free parking available outside premises for easy access.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|