- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I have worked in counselling in many different environments since qualification in 2011 and understand that it can be very hard to make that first step towards seeking help. I aim to be as welcoming and empathetic as possible, seeking to understand issues from your perspective. I believe in the unique qualities of every person and feel privileged to be invited in to somebody else’s life and experience.
I have worked with people from all backgrounds with varying issues which they want to address including experience of working with many different forms of abuse (including emotional, sexual and physical); bereavement – both before and after death and also other forms of loss. I have also worked with clients who are at a turning point in their lives and need to stop and re-assess.
My approach to my work is integrative in that I refer to different models and theories adapting the work and activities to the needs of my clients. I seek to create a safe environment where clients feel comfortable to explore a variety of issues. As a registered Member of the BACP I work within its Ethical Framework referring to its guidelines as and when necessary and receiving regular supervision.
Since qualification in 2011 I have provided counselling for a variety of organisations including those in vulnerable housing, hospices, GP referrals, Sheffield University and my own private practice.
Since March 2020 I have migrated my practice online and have undertaken training to ensure the safety and smooth running of session via Zoom.
My first session
In the first session I will take notes and ask you some questions about your history and why you are seeking counselling now. It may take a full hour instead of the usual 50 minute session. We will discuss the contract (which I will have sent to you via email) and the GDPR agreement. It is your opportunity to explore what you might expect from counselling and ask any questions you may have.
What I can help with
Abuse, 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, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited