I offer confidential counselling services. Three main types of counselling are person-centred, CBT and psycho-dynamic. As an integrative counsellor, I work mainly in the area of person-centred and can offer CBT as a way of working through any specific problem areas.
I work in a client led way. Which means, there are no set session amounts I ask of you. The amount of sessions you want/need is completely led by you. The usual amount of sessions clients find helpful are around six, but this is individual and personal to you and your circumstances and the kind of therapy you are looking for.
I work out of offices in Southend, where there are a group of therapists working out of a centre in Weston Chambers, Weston Road (opposite the Last Post Pub). I can offer cheaper sessions if you would prefer to come to my home address, where I have no overheads!
Feel free to text or call me to arrange an assessment session for £25.00 to see how you feel about me and whether you would want to commit to therapy with me. It is a two way street, it is very important for you, as a client, to be able to feel comfortable and confident with the person you choose as your therapist.
I came to therapy through tarot readings, angel card readings and reiki healing. I trained for five years for my Diploma in Counselling, combined with a degree in Psychology and Literature, I do have an academic background and an interest in people and trying to make sense out of our existence on the planet.
My goal is to help you feel better, one subject at a time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Five years of training in Counselling which began in 2004. Back in the day, the counselling training involved a whole year of Basic Counselling skills, followed by an Intermediate Year and a Foundation Year and a two year Counselling Diploma. Now, the basic counselling has been dispensed with, years two and three have been combined into one year and the counselling diploma is still two years. Inbetween the Foundation and the Diploma I studied with the Open University and gained a degree in Psychology and Literature.
I have many years experience of working with people over tarot cards and angel cards since 2000, reiki healing since 2009 and I have been working as a private counsellor since 2017.
All counsellors also have Supervision. I attend Supervision once a month. If I need to talk about your session to a Supervisor, your identity will still remain confidential.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- 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
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Group therapy
Photos & videos
£25.00 for initial assessment session.
£35.00 per hour to visit me at home in Leigh on Sea.
£45.00 per hour for offices in Southend.
£50.00 per hour to visit you at home.
Counselling is for everyone. Talking helps. Just the act of talking to someone who isn't involved in the situation, is going to help. Counselling doesn't have to be soul searching, but it can be. Counselling doesn't have to touch on painful feelings, but it can do, if you want to talk about painful experiences. Counselling doesn't have to involve personal development or looking at how to improve how you are being, but it can do, if you feel you are in a place where you would like to experience change. Counselling can be used by the client for whatever they need at the time.
Thanks for reading.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Saturday and Wednesday during daytime hours, but if necessary I can be available for evening appointments.