- Phone number
- 07714 285704
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a warm and caring counsellor with experience in working for the NHS as well as being in a role in placement, helping women who are recovering from addictions, trauma, and unhealthy relationships. I offer a confidential and safe space to explore what might be troubling you.
I have trained in different theories, which enables me to help people in different ways. My approach uses awareness and exploration of early life experiences to identify and learn from what might be happening in the here and now. I use empathy and non- judgement when listening to my clients. The placements I have worked in have given me a rich experience of understanding how we can make unhelpful choices in life and how to turn them around and learn from them.
I am particularly interested in helping people who may be trapped in unhealthy relationships. I am familiar with the dynamics of a narcissistic and co-dependent relationship and can offer a set of sessions which includes pattern changing theories. This can be effective in helping clients learn how to identify negative patterns, set boundaries, learn about the dynamics that keep them trapped in these patterns and then identify healthier relationships and learn how to attract them into their lives.
My experience in working with survivors of trauma has been invaluable and I notice how often trauma leads to addiction and am passionate about helping people recover from this in a non-judgemental way. I think validation of a client’s experience is vital in recovery.
I am able to use a room in Plymouth for in person work. I am very familiar and comfortable with using Zoom for online sessions. I have also used the telephone for some clients.
My first session
I start sessions with a counselling agreement and an IAPT assessment form. This is the form that is used in NHS settings, it can gauge the level of depression and anxiety a client may be suffering with as well as identify risks which may need attention. This takes about 30 minutes. I can also email this ahead of the first session if a client would prefer to work on this alone.
I let the client lead the session, I may ask questions to explore situations in more detail, but I work at the client’s pace. I like to identify any goals that the client may have and how many sessions they think they may need. Each session is an hour.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited