How we feel about ourselves and how we relate to others are pivotal elements to understanding our path through life. One of the hardest steps is to recognise that we don't have all the answers and to seek help in order to explore the meanings that we attach to things.
I aim to make this a safe and containing experience, where there is no teacher, no pupil, rather a collaborative journey which enables you to formulate different ways of thinking, as well as become aware of hidden meanings which may be influencing behaviour. Through the exploration, life can begin to be experienced in a conscious, rather than reactive way, which can in turn enable you to maintain healthy emotions and outlooks.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Hons) from Newcastle University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
As well as working in private practice I have also worked as a counsellor for many years in Her Majesty's Prison Service, at Cambridge University and at a Women's Centre. I am experienced in long-term psychodynamic work and also short term solution-focused therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session for individuals, £65 for couples. However I do offer some reduced fee sessions for low income clients - please feel free to enquire regarding this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client