In these extreme and unprecedented conditions that we are living in, there is more anxiety, stress and depression than ever before, with people losing income, family connections and social interaction. In a society filled with fear and mounting health issues, we are either thrown intensely together with no personal space, or even worse, having to deal with it all alone. As hard as it may be, it is so important for us to keep as mentally and physically healthy as possible during this difficult time, staying as active and connected as much as we can. I am available to offer online support if you need someone to talk to and someone to listen. I am not an expert on the Corona virus, but I can help you control how you deal with these times and support you through them.
Contacting a counsellor for the first time can be a daunting experience. It’s important you find not only one who is sufficiently qualified, accredited and ethical - but also one you can build a rapport with and feel comfortable enough to open up to. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so that you can see if I am the right person for you before we meet.
I have ten years experience dealing with people of all ages, from all walks of life and with all range of issues, from phobias and fears to deep seated anxieties, depression and self-defeating behaviours. I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy, so am specialised in dealing with issues from a subconscious perspective, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - so I utilise an integrative approach, depending on the individual needs of the client.
I am a mother to three teenagers so have in depth knowledge of the many issues they go through, as well as how to cope with them from a parenting perspective. I also volunteer as a school counsellor for this particularly vulnerable age group.
Our clinic offers a peaceful and comfortable setting and a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to explore your thoughts, heal yourself and empower your future. If you would like to learn more about me and the way I work, there some videos available here that you may find useful.
From a personal perspective, I am also a Zumba instructor and a keen dog walker - a big believer that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
Training, qualifications & experience
Distinction level Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills - Dip Hyp
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Dip CP
Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
Registered with the NCS, the NHS, the UK Hypnotherapy Directory & The Counselling Directory
Skills to Foster
Working with Dreams
Safeguarding Children Level 1
Prevent Online Training
Working with Borderline States
How to Control Chronic Anxiety
How To Tell Stories That Heal
How to Lift Depression
Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss
Mindfulness: Skills, Techniques and Applications
Hypnotherapy for IBS
Guided Imagery for Therapeutic Change
Private Practice (ten years)
Clinical Setting (three years)
School Counsellor (volunteer - 6 months)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with