There may be many reasons why you have decided to start reading this profile - perhaps you are feeling; sad, depressed, facing sensitive family issues, or having to make a difficult decision which is leaving you feel confused, frustrated, lonely or insecure. You may feel overwhelmed, or wanting something to change without realizing what it is. In which case counselling can be of help.
I am a qualified Counsellor with over fifteen years experience. I gained BACP accreditation status in 2007.
I am based within a Complementary Therapy Clinic situated on a main street in the centre of town with easy access to car parks and public transport. A waiting area offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
I predominantly follow a Psychodynamic model and professionally adhere to the code and ethics set out by the BACP. The approach I adopt means that I aim to create a safe and trusting space in which exploration can take place in a non judgmental way: this can hopefully be experienced as a personal journey towards greater self discovery. Linking and understanding past experiences, and how these often impact on the present, may help to affect change for the future - if so wished.
I also provide a block of short term sessions following a Solution Focused model depending on individual need. This offers the opportunity to focus on specific problematic areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
My own life experiences and personal journey have greatly contributed in enabling me to develop my skills as an effective and insightful counsellor/therapist
Advance Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Bereavement Counselling (Victim Support - Road Traffic Division)
P.G.C.E. (Special Needs)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£ 38 per session - concessionary fees available for those on benefits or low incomes
£28 per session - for students on a counselling course.
A Free 30 minute initial consultation is available to help explore the different options and to find out more about the service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and can offer daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|