- Phone number
- 01730 892774
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome - events over the last year have almost certainly had a big impact on your life, whilst any issues around before the pandemic may still be around or even feel harder. A major impact for me has been the change to working online and by phone, although hopefully this will change back soon.
For you, grief and loss, anxiety and depression may feel overwhelming, nevermind health, relationship, child care, financial and employment issues; or maybe you have quietly enjoyed the lockdowns and feel anxious about re-engaging with the sort of life you led before.
Perhaps you are a key worker and need to process how the events of the last few months have affected you; or perhaps you have been taking stock of your life and decided that you need to do something differently now.
Maybe you feel you need some help right now or simply that now feels the right time to look for some support.
I can't wave a magic wand but, working collaboratively with you, I can help you discover how to live your best life.
I saw my first counselling clients back in 2013 and have worked with people who are experiencing a wide variety of issues. Specialist areas for me are helping those with:
•stress and anxiety
•bereavement and loss
•low mood and depression
•attachment, relationship and family issues
•adverse childhood events
•the pressures of being a carer
So if you are looking for some support, do get in touch to see if, through the counselling process, you can move to a place where your life feels more comfortable - somewhere you really want to be.
(Please check your junk mail box for my reply if you email ...
... telephone enquiries are always very welcome too!)
As a humanistic and integrative counsellor, my work is client-led, individually tailored and holistic, whilst incorporating a number of theoretical approaches.
I will work alongside you to create a safe and confidential therapeutic space based on a compassionate, honest and non-judgemental professional relationship - so you can feel free to explore your concerns and start your process of self-discovery and change, with confidence.
My clients are of all ages, from 12 years upwards and I would welcome your enquiry, whoever you are and whatever your background.
I am experienced in working with a very wide variety of issues and have specialist training in working with trauma, bereavement and the use of creative arts in therapy.
I have worked as a counsellor with a fire fighters charity, a social housing provider, a bereavement counselling charity, a carer's support group, a family counselling organisation and am currently helping to support frontline workers.
Before becoming a counsellor, I was a clinical physiologist in the NHS, specialising in cardiology. I am also qualified as a reflexologist.
(And I have three grown-up children and two dogs!)
My first session
Starting therapy can feel like a big step - an exploratory meeting, free of charge, may help you to decide if you would like to work with me.
Anything you say will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and respect.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, 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
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited