- Flexible hours available
My working hours are generally 10am - 6pm Monday-Friday.
I work predominantly online via Zoom, having worked with people in this way for the last 3 years. If you are local to Cheltenham and the surrounding areas I also offer face-to-face sessions on request.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, Young Person's Counsellor and Career Change Coach. I work with people experiencing anxiety, sadness, stress, burnout, low self-esteem, and 'stuckness'. I am here to offer support, encouragement and guidance towards a deeper understanding of yourself.
I also have experience working with school and work-related issues, bereavement, divorce, family and relationship problems, self-harm, suicidal ideation, panic attacks and depression, with particular experience and interest in working with anxiety-related issues.
Perhaps there’s a specific challenge that you are currently facing or maybe you are unsure of what it is you’re looking for but you have lost sight of yourself somehow. Whatever it is that has brought you here, I will listen empathically and provide a confidential space to explore what is important to you, at your pace. I will support you, without judgement, towards empowering yourself to make sense of the challenges you face.
I work with each individual as a whole, unique person, offering different perspectives of the human experience informed by a multi-view approach. I adapt how I work with each person depending on their needs in the here-and-now. I draw upon different theories to ensure I work in response to each individual's needs. I work in a Person-Centred way to help me see the world from your viewpoint. I am informed by Transactional Analysis (TA) to explore patterns of relating within yourself and with others. I also use tools from Gestalt and Mindfulness to bring awareness to the body's experience in the present moment. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy working within their Ethical Framework.
I am also trained as a Children’s and Young Person’s counsellor, bringing in creative and accessible ways of working with adolescents. I work with teenagers and adults in private practice and am currently working with the Gloucestershire-based charity TIC+ (formerly Teens in Crisis) with 9 – 21 year-olds. I have worked in school and agency settings.
In my former life, I worked in corporate fashion for 11 years. Having experienced my own sense of unease within my previous career, I retrained first as a wellbeing coach and yoga teacher in 2015/2016, leading to working as a Health and Wellbeing Mentor on a full-time wellness retreat. I then gained a licence as a Firework Career Change Coach (having been a client of the programme myself) and set up my private coaching practice in 2018 – a programme that I still run and integrate elements into my counselling if and when appropriate.
My first session
It’s important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with, and so I am happy to talk with you to help you discover whether we are the right fit to work together and can provide the support you need. I can offer a free introductory call either via phone or zoom - whichever you prefer - usually lasting between 15-30 minutes. We can discuss your needs from counselling and I can tell you more about how I work and how this may support you. From there we can arrange our first session together. Sessions last an hour.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling