- Phone number
- +44 7939 369403
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I have time available on a Monday and Friday.
Messages will be responded to during 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
About me and my therapy practice
I work as an Integrative Counsellor, preferring Narrative Therapy, as I believe that we make sense of ourselves through the way that we describe our experiences through talking and creative therapy.
I hold a Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology degree, counselling clients since 2003.
My counselling experience is diverse, and my practice comes from a solid foundation of experience and knowledge, whilst thriving through flexibility. As I love learning from my clients and hearing what works for them.
I have managed counselling teams in response to national disasters and the pandemic, bereavement service, hospice and high schools. I have experience supporting government employees, teachers, nurses and firefighters through vicarious trauma. I have seen a variety of clients of all ages, from diverse backgrounds and abilities. I have supported many clients through extremely difficult circumstances, major transitions, bereavement, sudden loss and trauma. I also teach counselling theory and practice in higher education.
At present, I work with adults, couples and family pairs that want to work on their relationship. I offer trainee counsellors reduced rates.
I can offer you a safe and confidential place to explore deep and meaningful issues. I employ reflective, creative methods, to support trust in yourself, perspective and well-being. I also offer practical approaches for acute stress and trauma responses based on my training and experience in working with clients that have experienced significant trauma and loss.
I am registered with the BACP, so my professional, counselling relationships are guided by the BACP Ethical Framework. I hold public liability insurance for face to face and remote working.
Counselling offers a confidential, therapeutic relationship to bring about the change and personal growth that you choose. A process of change that you want for yourself, and with that the ripple effect may be felt in other areas of your life.
The therapeutic relationship usually offers you significant relief and well being. Sometimes, the life stories that we work with may feel unsettling and affect your usual way of being.
Through counselling you may realise that you want to change the way that you are, and some relationships with others. Initially, the realisation may be unsettling, so counselling gives you the space and time to process what feels right for you in a trusting, non judgemental relationship.
In a nutshell, it is important to know that counselling is not a quick fix that will remove discomfort immediately, but it can be a relief to find someone who understands what you are going through.
Sessions are currently offered remotely, via Zoom, once we have scheduled an appointment. An initial consultation call is recommended so that we can assess if I am the right counsellor for you.
My first session
I understand that for most people it is not easy to seek counselling, so I am very sensitive to how you may feel at our first meeting.
The first session is important to establishing a safe and professional way of working together. If this is the first time that you are speaking to a counsellor you may not know what to expect from counselling. I, therefore, tend to ask clients to commit 1 hour and 30 minutes to our first session, so that we can fully explore your reasons for seeking counselling, as well as the terms of our working relationship together.
I also recommend an initial consultation call of 15 minutes by telephone or Zoom which is scheduled by appointment.
What I can help with
AIDS/HIV, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy