- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
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. Maybe you are looking to make a change in your life, or that life has imposed change upon you. Whatever your reason for starting counselling, I will be there with you, and together we can go to any dark places you feel you need to.
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 find and become your best self.
With a background in working for the Scottish Ambulance Service, I am happy to offer concessionary rates (£35) to people working for any UK Ambulance Service.
Have a look at my website, or email me from here, if you'd like to arrange a session. I'll respond as soon as I can - do check your spam folder for my reply.
I have worked with people with depression, anxiety, a history of childhood abuse - including sexual abuse, a history of growing up in care, marriage and relationship difficulties including domestic abuse, and people with a history of trauma.
Since March 2020 I have been working exclusively online. I have re-trained, become a professional member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) and am committed to working online. The benefits for you include 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. I look forward to working with you.
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. You might have a clear goal in mind, or perhaps you just have a sense that counselling will be helpful for you. I'll do my best to build a trusting relationship between us where you can bring anything and everything – even your most frightening and uncomfortable things - when you are ready to do so.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, 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