- Phone number
- 07734 309440
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My down-to-earth approach enables me to build trusting relationships with my clients. I hope that in turn this enables you to feel safe to share whatever the issues are that have brought you to counselling. We'll work together at your speed and with the issues you bring. It's your time and space to explore whatever is important to you.
I am trained as a person-centred counsellor, which means that I can work with most things that might bring you to counselling - if it matters to you then it's a valid reason to come to counselling, and it matters to me.
I am also trained as a Rewind Therapist and can work with people suffering from PTSD and trauma, to help to alleviate symptoms.
I have a varied professional background working with a wide range of issues including bereavement (of both adults and children, sudden and expected), children's palliative care, addiction and substance use, mental illness, anxiety, criminal justice, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I currently work in private practice in Leeds and Wakefield, and I am also employed as a Service Manager in Perinatal Counselling and Women’s Services. I work with over 16's.
My first session
Our first session will involve us getting to know each other a little, and making an agreement about how we are going to work together. We'll talk about the things you'd like to explore in your counselling, what your ideal goals and outcomes are and about how you will remain safe whilst we do this.
We'll talk about the boundaries of the client-counsellor relationship and about what we can expect from each other in our work. We'll also talk about the confidential nature of counselling and what that means for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, 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