Sometimes things happen in our lives that feel overwhelming and yet the decision to ask someone for help can be a hard one.
At the heart of any talking therapy is the need to feel safe and comfortable enough to talk openly and honestly in order to share the things that have been troubling us and my aim is to offer a relaxed, warm and peaceful space in which to listen to you respectfully and carefully.
My role is not to advise but to help you explore the relevant areas of your life - past and present and your part in your relationships to understand any thoughts, feelings and challenging issues you are facing.
I am lucky enough to have worked with a wide variety of people and issues in over 10 years as a qualified counsellor. My experience ranges from helping children aged between 11 - 24 in a government funded adolescent agency to my private practice in Surrey where I did my training and lived until Sept 2015.
I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I am able to draw on several models of therapy. We are all different in the way that we think, feel, process and communicate and the integrative style of working (including humanistic, psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT and also hypnotherapy) allows me to adapt my approach to suit the needs of the individual.
I believe it is of the utmost importance to choose a counsellor that you connect with, therefore I offer a free 30 minute first session that you can use to ask questions and see how you feel about us continuing together. There is no obligation to continue after this first session but I hope that you will feel relaxed enough to want to.
Please feel free to contact me for a preliminary chat on the phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Dip Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy
- 4 years working in a government funded adolescent agency as a counsellor and assessor
- Over 10 years in private practice
- Reiki Master/Teacher
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£38 (increasing to £40 in Jan 2019)
Some low cost sessions available
I offer long or short term one-to-one sessions with some concession spaces for low earners. My practice is in my home on the edge of Diss, which is very private and comfortable. My therapy room is upstairs however I can provide a downstairs space if mobility is an issue.
I am also able to offer video calls or telephone consultations for anyone unable to attend my practice in person.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client