- Phone number
- 07973 240244
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced integrative counsellor and play therapist working with adults, adolescents and children, qualified to Advanced Diploma Level. I offer counselling to individuals on a one-to-one basis with the flexibility of both daytime and evening appointments at The Safe Place which is a comfortable and dedicated counselling suite in Farington.
I bring a wide range of skills, specialist training and experience to my practice, and place high importance on the therapeutic relationship and the unique value of each individual. I offer the warmth, respect and acceptance necessary in exploring life's issues within a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment.
As an integrative therapist, I am able to draw upon interventions from a range of approaches such as Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy in order to maximise the benefit of the therapeutic experience for each individual. I have had extensive training, and have a particular interest in working in the areas of crisis pregnancy and post abortion stress. In addition to this, I have worked with a wide and varied range of life issues
In my work with children, I use the Play Therapy model to help the child explore and make sense of the situation they find themselves in, using a variety of media including toys, games, art materials, books and sand tray.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to ask for help when things are getting too much. Do feel free to get in touch. I offer a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge.
My first session
I offer an initial consultation session which is free of charge and lasts around 30 minutes. This session gives us an opportunity to meet face to face (when possible) and to get a “feel” for how we might work together. It is an opportunity to discuss your expectations of, and your reasons for therapy, and to identify your goals. I will explain what you might expect from me and how my therapy model works. I will welcome any questions you may have, and together, we can explore the best way forward.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling