About me and my therapy practice
Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I will provide an environment where you can explore anything you want to in the knowledge that you can feel totally safe, regardless of what you may wish to discuss.
It should be an empowering process for you, where you learn more about yourself, about how you relate to others and about the person you would like to become.
My Approach to Counselling
I believe we all have the innate resources to fulfil our potential and live satisfying lives. Yet, there are times when we may be unable to see ways through our difficulties.
You can expect me to listen, put you first, to be understanding, respectful and non-judgemental as we talk about the challenges you may be facing. Together we can learn new perspectives and strategies enabling you to cope, or to make changes in your life, if that is what you want to do.
Although mainly person centred, I consider and integrate other theories to compliment my practice such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am able to offer short-term, time limited or open-ended therapy, depending upon your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Experience
Over several years, I have worked with many people who have experienced a broad range of complex issues, which they often perceived as insurmountable. However, working with them in a collaborative and supportive way has enabled them to adapt, make their own way, cope and thrive.
I have for many years worked in public sector support services on the front line and at management levels. Currently I continue to work for a national mental health charity where I have been for several years. I have also worked for a national bereavement service for a number of years where I still fulfil a training role.
I work within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for good practice. I maintain my professional competence through continuous personal development; always work ethically within my practice and always with your best interests in mind.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP Accredited).
- Institute of Management Diploma.
- BA (Hons) 2:1 Organisation Studies.
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
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per session.
Is this for me?
Because finding the right counsellor is important, I offer an optional short initial telephone consultation free of charge, prior to commencement, to discuss whether counselling with me will meet your needs.
It will give us the chance to get to know each other a little and discuss what it is that is bringing you to counselling. Afterwards you are under no obligation to continue with me, as it is just to see if we feel we can work together. How long we might work together will depend on your needs, wishes and the issues you bring. I will always try to work in ways and at your pace so that it is right for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available for evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|