I offer a safe and supportive environment, helping people to gain greater clarity and ultimately more peace and balance in their lives.
I'm an experienced person-centred counsellor with a service award for work within a bereavement care setting. In my private practice I continue to work with loss and bereavement and in a range of other areas, with a commitment to offering trauma-informed counselling, after any kind of physical or psychological trauma. I also work extensively with people seeking counselling for anxiety and depression.
If you’re struggling to cope, feeling overwhelmed, anxious and distressed, or unable to make sense of your current or past situation; I can provide you with a space to be heard, without interruption or judgement, and the opportunity to find a new way forward.
What can I help with?
I work to understand each person's unique circumstances, difficulties and experiences. I can offer you time and space, and support you each step of the way, working sensitively and thoughtfully with anything you may need to talk about. Below I've included some information relatng to areas of my practice, but most importantly my approach is one that supports your individual needs.
1. Bereavement, Grief and Loss
For many years I worked at a local hospice and bereavement centre supporting people of all ages, after the loss of a loved one or significant person in their lives. Since then I have continued to work with complex grief and loss in my private practice. I also co-run a support group that helps women and their partners after a miscarriage or still-birth. I understand the life changing impact grief can have and how dificult it can be to try and navigate a way through.
2. Anxiety & Depression
I regularly support those who have sought counselling for anxiety and depression, although every person comes with a different history or background and their own individual needs. Anxiety can manifest as chronic stress, constant worrying, panic or feelings of fear in everyday situations. Feeling low sometimes goes hand in hand with anxiety, whereby a person may feel so restricted by their heightened feelings that this causes them to withdraw. They may start to feel stuck, cut off or unmotivated and this is when low mood and depression can take over.
3. Trauma & PTSD
I offer counselling for any kind of life trauma and for those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anyone, at any age, can be affected by trauma and the symptoms are often physical and emotional as well as psychological. PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by a particularly stressful, distressing or frightening experience, incident or period of time from the past.
4. Summary of practice areas
Bereavment, grief & loss - Trauma & PTSD - Anxiety & depression - Relationships - Childhood - Stress & burnout - Emotional & Sexual Abuse - Rape - Miscarriage or still-birth - Health issues - Work related issues - Low self-esteem - Low confidence
The experience I bring from a range of health and care settings enables me to provide a service that is both compassionate and knowledgeable.
If you would like to get in touch, ask any questions or make an appointment for an initial consultation, you can contact me by telephone on 07473 149966; or send me an email by simply clicking on the ‘email me’ button at the top of this page.
My practice is located in Nuneaton town centre at a peaceful well-being clinic, with plenty of nearby parking. The clinic is situated within a 10 minute walk of both the bus and railway station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-centred Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counsellor for MIND the mental health charity. Key areas of work: Anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, addiction, abuse, relationships.
Bereavement Counsellor at a local hospice. Key areas of work: Bereavement, complex grief, creative therapy, health related issues, support group facilitator.
Practice Counsellor at a GP Surgery. Key areas of work: Stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, health worries, bereavement, PTSD, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence.
Advanced professional development.
Somatic Trauma Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
First consultation - £45
After which, £45 per 50 min session
Daytime and some evening appointments available.