- Phone number
- 07813 602135
About me and my therapy practiceAre you feeling worried, anxious or depressed and don’t know where to turn? I help people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work difficulties, parenting problems, trauma, abuse, bereavement and loss. I trained as a counsellor after careers in the media and government and having a family and I bring a wealth of practical life experience to bear as well as academic qualifications relevant to this field. Besides a psychology degree and counselling diploma I have trained in counselling couples, young people, the bereaved and dying. I work from a client centred perspective, adapting my way of working to suit the client. Whether you want some help coming to terms with major issues in your life or some coaching to help you find a way forward, I can help you overcome present difficulties and find solutions. You may only require a few sessions or wish to engage in long term work. We would agree a way forward at our first session together, and monitor the work as we go. You are in control at all times.
What I can help with
Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited
About me and my therapy practice
I regard supervision as an opportunity for the counsellor to be able to explore his or her work in a safe, non-judgemental space, able to access whatever support is needed in a collegial relationship. The well-being of the clients is of course always paramount.
I trained as an integrated humanistic counsellor, incorporating ideas and theories from existentialism, Gestalt theory and person-centered counselling. I have also studied and experienced psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral counselling. I aim to work from a client-centred perspective, adapting my way of working to suit the client.
Similarly, as a counselling supervisor, I aim to focus on the different aspects of supervision as required by each individual supervisee, working in a flexible way, constantly monitoring the supervisory relationship and the changing requirements of the supervisee. I modulate use of challenge according to the experience of the supervisee and the needs of the clients.
My diploma in counselling supervision included the Inskipp & Proctor model and study of Hawkins & Shohet’s seven-eyed theory of supervision, Carroll’s seven tasks for supervision and Page & Wosket’s cyclical model of supervision.
I favour a fairly simplified, pragmatic approach, whilst benefitting from these theories. I use as my starting point Inskipp & Proctor’s three-pronged approach of normative, formative and restorative elements in the supervisory relationship, so paying attention to theoretical and practical aspects of counselling skills, ethical issues and the well-being of the counsellor as well as the clients.