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I am currently offering individual and couples sessions online via Zoom. You don’t have to try and cope alone. The current Covid 19 pandemic is placing additional strain on people and relationships and seeking help can be a positive experience with potential long term gains. Please do contact me to talk about how I may be able to help.
About me and my therapy practice
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life events, or are there recurring problems in your relationships which are causing you stress? Perhaps you feel you are pre occupied with the past or the future and feel unable to fully engage with your life?
Counselling offers the opportunity to talk confidentially to a trained counsellor who will accept and support you as you find your way forward. Life can sometimes feel very challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. It can happen gradually or there may be a sudden event when we realise our usual coping skills are not working as well as they have and we feel “stuck”. Counselling can help to look at what is going on, perhaps to understand things or maybe to look at our responses in a different way. You may want to explore your emotions and feelings about events in the past or explore a current issue or relationship. Through greater awareness and clarity it is my hope that you may experience an improved sense of wellbeing leading to the possibility of change.
I can provide both short and long term work, depending on the needs and wishes of clients. I conduct regular reviews to ensure we are working on the areas you identify as important.
Practice descriptionI have experience of working with a wide range of issues, and my approach to counselling is integrative, which means that I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and can tailor counselling to meet your individual needs. I have undertaken additional training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy that can be very effective in helping to understand and manage strong feelings. I also have an interest in relational issues and have completed a Diploma in Relationship Counselling with Relate. I work with both individuals and couples on relationship issues.
Prior to training to become a counsellor I worked for 20 years supporting children and families at times of significant stress in a statutory setting. In addition to my private practice I work in a Women’s Centre providing counselling and have gained experience working with trauma, loss and managing strong emotions. I have worked in a community counselling service providing counselling to people of different ages and backgrounds working particularly with issues around bereavement and anxiety.
My first session
I offer a free no obligation 20 minutes telephone conversation to discuss what brings you to counselling and to see if we might work together. If you decide to proceed with counselling I then offer you an overview of working therapeutically, and we discuss the way forward in terms of mutual availability. I complete an assessment so we can work collaboratively on the goals you set and number of sessions you wish to attend.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited