- Phone number
- 07539 882798
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
I am currently working online/remotely and am able to offer flexibility for zoom and telephone counselling.
In some circumstances I can offer counselling in your home (please enquire for more information about this)
About me and my therapy practice
I am a professional, encouraging and easy to talk to, BACP accredited counsellor and hypnotherapist. I have over 12 years experience of working work with individuals, couples and families.
Most of my experience is working in the NHS. I have worked as a midwife and also worked for over 7 years an oncology setting. Most recently I have worked with NHS staff.
My specialist areas and interests in counselling are around grief and loss, illness, relationship issues (personal and professional), LGBT, infertility, stress and anxiety.
My approach is collaborative, respectful and affirming and I will take your lead and listen to you carefully. I will, if it's ok with you, ask questions, share with you what I notice, identify links with possible connections of past/current issues. You will always be the expert on you.
You can expect a professional, warm welcome to the counselling process, to be put at your ease and to feel understood and cared about.
In my experience, people can worry about how to start counselling, what to say, how to say it and also wondering if they really need to have counselling. All of these things are normal concerns. Taking the first step is hard and I will make sure you feel supported and empowered to make the right decision for you.
I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist and am able to offer mindfullness, relaxation and guided imagery remotely to help with stress, sleep and relaxation.
My first session
First sessions are about seeing if we feel we can work together. Talking briefly about what has made you take the step to contact me and finding out if I am the right counsellor for you.
I will explain about confidentiality and boundaries in the counselling process and i will also ask you some questions about how you have been feeling lately.
It may be that you want to achieve something specific from counselling or you may just want to see how it goes, talk about a difficult issue and use counselling to start to process thoughts/emotions that you are finding hard to share.
What I can help with
AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited