I will listen to you carefully, and create a safe environment of trust and confidentiality where you can relax and deal with the issues troubling you. I will offer you a space where you can express yourself, knowing that you will not be judged, but be accepted for who and all that you are. By allowing you the space and time to express and explore whatever is stopping you from living to your potential, I will help you find your own answers, bringing lasting change.
I know it can be hard to take steps towards help. I can help you with this difficult time in your life; we all need to be able to talk things through with someone at times. Our family and friends may be involved in the problem, or we just don't want to burden them any more. Sometimes it just seems too much to ask of them. An objective listener can be best. I can offer you skilled, professional and caring support. You are showing strength in seeking help, and we will build on that together.
How do you choose a counsellor? It needn't be complicated - I am here to really hear you, whatever you want to explore in counselling. If you have something troubling you, we will look at it together, to help you gain understanding.
My personal life experiences and struggles have led me to be a warm, compassionate, sensitive and empathic listener for you. I genuinely respect you, and believe in your ability to make positive changes in your life. I offer a willingness to share your therapeutic journey with you, enabling you to reach the goals you have set out to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified to Diploma standard at Castle College, Stapleford, Nottingham.
I have been working in a voluntary capacity for respected local organisation Reach Out Counselling for over 3 years, offering disadvantaged clients access to counselling that they may otherwise not have had. This has given me a broad spectrum of different client issues that I have been honoured to hear and help with.
In this capacity, and in my subsequent private practice, I have dealt with and supported clients for over 6 years who:
are stressed / anxious,
have relationship issues,
have been bereaved,
suffered sexual abuse or rape / neglect / emotional abuse / mental abuse,
have Bi-Polar disorder / anxiety / depression / eating disorders,
had an abortion,
have careers issues, and more besides.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals - £20 first (assessment) session fee, £30 each session after that.
Couples - £30 first session fee, £50 each session after that.
Corporate group sessions - £70 per hour.
Concessionary rate of only £20 per hour per individual's session, & £40 per couple's session, for students on counselling courses upon proof supplied.
Please ask me for any further details required; I would be happy to answer any queries!.
My counselling room has disabled access, and is a pleasant, airy room situated in a quiet area. There is free on-street parking outside. It is close to the A52 and M1 Junction 25 roundabout, so is very accessible. The Indigo bus route (and bus stop) from Nottingham and Derby is just 2 minutes walk away, at the corner with College Street.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytimes, evenings and saturday mornings
Types of client