Congratulations you have achieved the most difficult step by recognising that you need some help. With over 16 years experience of counselling I can offer a safe, non-judgemental environment which will enable you to work through your issues. During my many years of counselling I have worked in both the private & voluntary sector, therefore my experience & exposure of presenting issues from clients has been very varied, including bereavement, stress, anxiety, relationships, varying levels of trauma & abuse.
When we have something physically wrong with our bodies, generally no one has a problem going to a G.P to seek help. Acknowledging we are not ‘coping’ with life and may need some help, can often seem a more difficult hurdle for individuals to overcome. The fact that you are reading my profile means that you have made that ‘first leap of faith’.
Counselling or ‘talk therapy’ is a journey of empowerment & gaining back control of your life. A fundamental element of counselling is the trusting relationship between counsellor & client. My warm, open, non-judgemental manner has enabled many clients to quickly feel ‘safe’ enough to share their thoughts & feelings, often for the first time.
My original journey into counselling started many years ago with the work & contact I used to have with parents of premature &/or very sick neonates & with parents whose babies had not survived. Originally trained in a humanistic model, continued professional development, additional training & experience has resulted in an eclectic approach to counselling, utilising the many skills I have developed to match the needs of the client.
My practice is based in the comfort of my own home. I work with both short & long term clients offering face to face counselling. An initial session will give us both the opportunity to meet, assess what your needs are & if I am able to help you on your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was originally trained in humanistic counselling, however with extensive additional training and continual professional development over the past 16 years, I would now class my counselling approach as eclectic.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|