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I work for the NHS and in private practice as a Counsellor, IPT psychotherapist & EMDR & CBT practitioner. I have a wealth of experience working with people from all walks of life covering every topic imaginable. I offer free counselling to carers via the council carer scheme.
I'm easy to talk to warm, non-judgemental and down to Earth. Well done for getting this far with seeking help! Get in touch for a chat on the phone and we can work out what is the best approach for you.
Life is difficult/unbearable sometimes, talking and sharing it in a professional setting is proven to help, it will equip you to manage your thoughts and feelings with more compassion in a safe setting.
I integrate many approaches into your care and together we find a tailored way forward . These include:
- Person-centred counselling.
- Transactional Analysis.
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
- Compassion Focused Therapy with Mindfulness.
I can help you overcome many things including;
Anxiety Panic, Worry, Anger, Guilt, Sexual issues and abuse, Depression, Grief, Loss, Loss of a baby, Sadness, Loneliness, Relationship issues, Disputes, Low confidence, self-esteem and mood LGBT. Support while transitioning. Adjustment to life changes. Trauma.
Life can make us feel very low for many reasons. Knowing you are not alone is the beginning to making the pain or overwhelming feelings bearable. Taking these first steps will help you soothe the pain and promote healing.
With help, you can go forward taking your past experiences with you as a form of wisdom, not as a form of pain.
"Life is often painful. How come some people can just seem to bounce back? We can all too easily just put up with what's bothering us ignoring our inner feelings and thus never really understanding ourselves or our lives. My strength is my capacity to build relationships, enabling you to feel safe, supported, understood and never judged. Years of knowledge and experience are there to be drawn upon to help you achieve your desire for peace, self-awareness and positive change. Helping you to care for yourself."
The bedrock of my practice comes from the Rogerian belief that we were all born beautiful unique human beings and even though life has torn through us and made us lose our way AND our selves, under the layers of all those experiences, our inner self is still there, shining and just as beautiful as the day we were born waiting to emerge! With help, you can go forward taking your past experiences with you as a form of wisdom, not as a form of pain.
I believe that our behaviour and feelings today are often shaped by our early years or by life and by events happening now. "By looking at these together it is possible to unravel long-established attachments, patterns, or hurts to find the real you. With support, this inner, bruised you can be nurtured and gently reintroduced to the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc. (Hons) Cognitive behavioural Therapeutic approaches
- Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist.
- Accredited MBCAP Dip. Senior couns. Person-Centred Counselling
- NHS Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
- Young person Qualified counsellor
- Registered with Dorset councils for the Crisp Carers scheme. (Funded counselling for carers)
- Transactional Analysis
- Compassion focused therapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
loss of a baby.
£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initial session Usually a 30 minute phone call/zoom call. FREE
Registered under the Council carers scheme.
Pls call or email for details - awaiting update of new contract. FREE
Concessions for students (including student counsellors)
£45 per 50 minutes.
Counselling £55 PER session.
EMDR £65 per session
When I work
please email or call for availability. I will usually reply the same day reply but always within 24 hours.