Welcome to my page.
I'm a psychotherapeutic counsellor working in Ipswich, with easy access to the A14, as well as Felixstowe, Woodbridge and all surrounding areas. As a counsellor I use an integrative approach and, in addition to counselling, I practice a solution focused behavioural therapy called BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®.
I have worked at a local organisation as a counsellor since 2015, where I work with a wide variety of people and reasons that bring them to therapy; mostly complex and enduring mental health problems and trauma. I also practice counselling in my private practice too.
How I work
For therapy to be beneficial for you, you really need to feel that your therapist is the right one for you; whatever that means to you. I believe that, alongside my training and qualifications, the way you feel in my room and the way we work together is key for your success.
The way I work focuses on you, hearing what you need and what your goals of therapy are. It's important to me that we can form a successful working relationship, allowing you the time and space to get the best you can out of therapy. Any work we do, will be just about you, to meet your needs and will be in your best interests. This will mean that whatever brings you into my room will be key in the work we do together.
What is most important for me, when you come into my room, is that you feel comfortable and safe. For some people, that feeling of safety, security or trust can come quickly. For others, it can take more time, especially if you're feeling really anxious about some aspect of therapy, or even purely about coming. I work with a deep level of empathy and acceptance for you, as a person, and whatever it is that brings you to therapy.
Areas I work with
For some people it is important to know some of the areas I work with. Previously, I have worked with a variety of people, including victims, survivors, perpetrators, professionals, retirees, students, and both men and women. I've worked with issues from anxiety to panic attacks, hypervigilance to trauma work, self confidence and self esteem issues to weight-loss, grief and loss, guilt and shame to anger, fears to phobias, complex mental health difficulties and other areas too. That said, everyone has slightly different needs from therapy, even if the reason someone comes is similar to that of someone I have worked with previously.
Areas I currently work with are;
~A diagnosis of any kind of ill health
~Mental health difficulties (of any nature), diagnosed or undiagnosed
~Coping strategies that you don’t want to use anymore (such as self harm, alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling)
~Currently in an abusive situation
~Having previously been in an abusive relationship
~Child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, or neglect)
~Relationship breakdown or relationship difficulties
~Difficulties with dealing with something that is going on at the moment
~Struggling to deal with something that has gone on in the past
~Issues around the future in some way
~Wanting to change your life in some way
~Wanting something specific or something different, for you future
~Wanting to change something about yourself
~Wanting to learn more about yourself
There is more information on my website about how I practice, about me, my qualifications, my therapy room and many other things too, please feel free to have a look.
If you do have any questions, or are interested in talking further, then please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by phone, e-mail or via my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently have:
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Advanced International Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Distinction)
- Advanced Regression and Hypnoanalysis Training.
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®- Transformational Coaching
- BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®- Levels 1 and 2.
- Applied Emotional Freedom Technique- Levels 1 and 2.
- Online NLP Diploma Level Course.
I also believe that the best way for me to be an effective therapist, is to ensure that I continue to study and learn, to provide my clients with the best experience possible. I am therefore studying individual CPD courses. For more information on the specific CPD courses I have attended, please visit my 'About' section, on my website.
I am a:
- Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.
- Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
- Practitioner Member (Advanced Practitioner Level) of the British BrainWorking Research Society.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
My current session fees are as follows:
Initial Consultation (30 minutes)- Free
Counselling (50 minutes)- £40.00
Hypnotherapy Regular Session (50 minutes)- £50.00
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® (50 minutes) - £50.00
Applied Emotional Freedom Technique Session (50 minutes)- £50.00
There are also a couple of reduced fee slots available for those on benefits or low income. For more information on this, please drop me an e-mail or give me a call and we can have a chat.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes, evenings and weekends available. Please contact me for more specific information.
Types of client