- Flexible hours available
I work Monday to Thursday daytime, and Monday and Tuesday evenings. Please email me with a few times or days that suit you. I'll do my best to find an appointment time that suit us both.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a person-centred counsellor, working online, so we can meet at a time and place that suits you. We can work together to explore difficult parts of your life, uncomfortable feelings and current problems. I will be there with you, and together we can go to any dark places you feel you need to.
Because I am working with you, a person, rather than a diagnosis or label, I can work with you, whatever you bring. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, a history of childhood sexual abuse, a history of growing up in care, a history of childhood abuse, marriage and relationship difficulties including domestic abuse, and trauma.
I think counselling works two ways: firstly when we talk about the thoughts and feelings that have been troubling us, hearing them out loud can give us new insights and understandings. Secondly, there is something magical and healing about the counselling relationship.
Your counselling session is a place where you are fully heard and fully accepted. Experiencing this gives you a freedom from judgments, expectations and agendas – a freedom to be your best self.
In March 2020, like many of us, I moved my counselling practice online. I was someone who didn’t want to work online, and who thought that online sessions were second best to working face to face.
Since then I have embraced online working. I have re-trained, become a professional member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) and am committed to working online.
I have seen how working online has benefits for the client. Meeting online means that you can be in a place that you choose, somewhere safe and comfortable. The relationship has become more equal: we are both in our own spaces, we are both making the connection. The relationship is just as deep, as nuanced and as helpful – the relationship is in a new place, but it works just the same.
My first session
Ideally, we’ll meet at the same time every week, and sessions will normally last 50 minutes. In our first session we’ll talk a little bit about what your expectations are, and about the issues that bring you to counselling. In this first session, we’ll agree on our boundaries, including, most importantly, the confidentiality of our work.
Once we have agreed to work together, we’ll work on what you want to bring, and I will do my best to build a trusting relationship between us where you can bring anything and everything – even your most frightening and uncomfortable things.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Time-limited