I am an individual and couple counsellor and psychotherapist. I work psycho-dynamically.This allows me to work in the here-and-now but also to keep an ear open to the past. I offer short and long term counselling and therapy. I have much experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds including the LGBT community. I feel I am on a good footing to reflect on equality and diversity and fear of difference.
I offer a therapeutic relationship which is a safe place, a place of holding and containing.
I believe the therapy relationship can be a resource with lasting impact. In my reading, my clients hold the power and have the answer to their life problems. In their emotional and creative enactments, I believe they possess the power to heal their psychological and emotional wounds. In my work the client has agency. I am aware the past can stand in the way of the newness of the present, patterns and repetitions clouding my clients view. Through the therapeutic relationship I hope to support my clients in their journey to integration.
Areas of Interest.
Typically, I work with individuals on issues such as stress, depression, relationship problems, trauma, fear of intimacy and sexual issues such as low desire. In couple's therapy I work with issues such as improving communication, talking about future plans, de-escalating arguments, domestic abuse and controlling behaviour. I have vast experience in the areas of shyness and shame. I believe psychotherapy should offer greater autonomy and freedom in our lives and our relationships. Ultimately, I believe the therapeutic relationship can offer you greater integration and creativity.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy for Individuals and Couples.
Salford University. Diploma in Counselling.
Certificates in Person-centred counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling and Group Analysis.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have much experience working with the LGBT community both individually and with couples.
I charge £40.00 for individuals and £50.00 for couples. I do offer concessions. I do not charge for cancellations but would like 24 hours notice if possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Wed and Fri 9.00 am until 7.30pm and Mon, Tues and Thurs 4.00 pm until 7.30pm. I am always available for clients over the telephone in moments of difficulty.
Types of client