- Phone number
- 07957 234 950
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
When times get tough, it can really help to have a compassionate professional on your side. We can figure out where you are right now and where you'd like to be; and to help you get there by gaining clarity and perspective and by offering you easy, practical ways of coping better with difficult experiences, thoughts and emotions.
I work with a broad range of human struggles, for example stress and anxiety; bereavement, grief and loss of all kinds; anger; low self esteem; separation and divorce; childhood sexual abuse; work stress, bullying and burnout; excessive alcohol use and unexpected life events that may bring you into crisis, lostness, stuckness or depression.
We'll work together to help you grow more resilient, confident and hopeful. We will look to make change where you can and deal better with those situations where change may be out of your control and simply not possible.
The experience you will bring to our counselling sessions is unique, and I welcome all kinds of people in my practice. Whatever your age, lifestyle, culture, sexuality or gender – my commitment is to see you for who you are and support you to shine in the way you choose.
You may be daunted by the thought of counselling, and that's natural. And if it would help to put your mind at ease, I'm available at short notice to have an introductory chat on the phone to allay any fears you may have.
I am currently working by video call and phone. Please don't be put off by video or phone - my current clients tell me they really benefit from it - even though they may prefer face to face. If you're unsure we can have a short 20 minute session to help you decide if this way of working could work for you.
Please also visit my website where you'll find more information www.onwithmyife.com
An important part of my offer to you is Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). ACT is one of the world’s fastest growing therapies with huge amounts of gold standard scientific evidence. I received my training from Dr Russ Harris.
You may have heard of mindfulness - and this is an important part of our work together. It's not about meditation or positive thinking, but a range of techniques proven to help tame a busy mind prone to anxiety, stress and depression - and to make your mind work for you rather than against you.
We will always have time to make sense of your past and come to terms with whatever that may have held for you - but I will also encourage you to keep your focus firmly on the doing of things that will be helpful for your present and future.
My first session
In our first session we will take a broad look at the issue(s) for which you are seeking counselling. We'll explore what you hope therapy will do in relation to these issues and also things you may have tried to improve matters. We'll also discuss your hopes for the future. If you are in emotional distress then I will be able to suggest some 'emotional first aid' techniques you may find instantly helpful.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited