At times in all our lives we reach a point where we know we need to make changes. We may be trying to realise a life ambition or struggling with issues like health, relationships, bereavement or work pressures, to name but a few. It may feel impossible to take the first step in bringing about these changes. At times like these a counsellor can help.
I am an integrative counsellor, drawing on a number of approaches to inform my knowledge and skills.I have 15 years experience working with clients ranging in age from 10 to 80 years. I work in an exploratory and collaborative way, drawing on the impact of the past on the present to affect change. I am focused and highly committed, backed by a wealth of experience and a solid body of knowledge. I am naturally friendly and open and connect easily with others. Feedback from my clients confirms this,stating how they feel safe and are able to trust me.
Experience has shown that being fully present with and listening to the individual needs of clients allows a greater possibility for change than a rigid framework does. You will feel heard and we will work together to help get the most out of your life, empowering you to make the changes you wish for. The process is neither formal or formulaic but rather a dynamic journey of discovery, accessing hidden potential and empowering the drive towards improvement.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training began in Ireland in 1996 at The Counselling & Psychotherapy Institute in Limerick where I qualified with a Certificate in Couselling Skills.This was a rich and inspiring course and I carried on with my training when I moved to Hereford in 1998.I achieved a BTEC Diploma in Intgrative Counselling in 2001.I began working as a counsellor In October of the same year and continued to do so up to and including the present day. Over the years I,ve enhanced my training by attending shorter courses to inform and help me with the wide range of problems I've encountered with my clients.These include courses relating to anxiety,depression,addiction,trauma, self harm, self-esteem and many others.In 2015 I graduated from South Wales University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Relational Integrative Counselling.This diploma brought my knowledge in line with up to the minute developments and research in the counselling field.
My initial experience was working with young people in schools,gp surgeries and in our counselling rooms.In 2004 I began work with the local drug and alcohol service and helping people with addiction and it's varied underlyng broad set of issues became the focus of my work for many years. I have also maintained a private practice during this time.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
I charge £40 a session with some spaces for reduced rates.
I work from rooms in Herford City Centre.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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