- Phone number
- 01928 718044
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
I am not available for face to face counselling at this time but if you have considered telephone or online counselling I would be happy to talk you through the options, no obligation.
About me and my therapy practice
I have a passion for counselling and it shows. My aim is to help my clients find an understanding of their situation or circumstance that gives them whatever they need, be that a sense of peace or finding all the options so they can make a more informed choice.
I love working with individuals to walk with them as they reconnect or re-discover themselves or with couples who then either reconnect in a more positive framework or disconnect but in a more constructive way than previously.
Counselling young people to encourage and enable them to develop a more resilient attitude to life by recognising their strengths and being able to express themselves - I have a great job.
My aim is to ensure anyone who wants this service is not excluded due to disability issues, care commitments or family responsibilities by providing several options to obtain counselling such as telephone or online counselling options and not just 9-5.
I also offer Single Session Therapy - one session, up to 100 minutes, to work on one issue (not suitable for addictions). To explore an issue in-depth and the possible resolutions, maybe look at all the achievable solutions and then create an action plan moving forward.
I have accrued considerable counselling experience from over fifteen years in private practice and from my time in secondary schools, Children’s Centres, work settings and, in couples work, gained from over ten years working with the Relate organisation, as a relationship and young person's counsellor.
I am an integrative counsellor. Integrative, which in my case, means using a mix of several counselling theories, depending on your needs.
This means I can work with you on issues from the past, present or fears for the future. I believe the more therapeutic tools I have, the more options this gives me when working with you.
I also have qualifications in and experience working with NLP and Mindfulness.
All this training and experience means I have the flexibility to tailor my service to you, as an individual, couple, young person, EAP or group, to better meet your needs.
I have worked on issues from anxiety, bereavement, depression to low self esteem and trauma. Some people have a difficult decision to make and some have had a recent loss – this isn’t always a death, but it’s an unwanted ending of some kind.
Everyone is welcome and no problem is too small – if it’s an issue to you, with my experience, I hope to help.
Being an older counsellor probably helps too as I have a lot of life experience and have gained insights into many areas.
I aspire for our counselling time together to become a safe place and for our therapy to provide you with the time and space you need to explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs, fully supported, as you heal and then YOU decide on your future path.
My first session
I offer online and telephone counselling at the moment (but I will include face to face in the hope that it won't be too long before it's an option again).
I send you our counselling agreement once we have agreed a day and time. This outlines confidentiality and GDPR and helps keep admin on the day to a minimum.
My dedicated counselling room (f you come to me) is up a flight of stairs into a comfortable room with two easy chairs and a two seater sofa.
I offer all my adult clients a twenty minutes window to see if they can feel comfortable (I think chemistry between client and counsellor is so important, even online or via the phone). We will then discuss the counselling agreement we will be working within, confidentiality and any initial queries you have. We will then broadly outline your reasons for this session and then, after twenty minutes - I will ask if you wish to continue and if you do not feel comfortable at this point, the session can end and you will receive a full refund, same day.
Hopefully, this will give you the confidence to proceed - the first step can be hard enough without worrying you will waste your money too!
Young People go through a one hour assessment process so sadly I cannot offer them the same twenty minute option, at this time.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited