- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and Welcome
Working alongside a Counsellor who is not emotionally involved in your life, whom you feel you can trust, knowing they will work in your best interests, in a confidential manner, provides the necessary conditions for cultivating a change. I started my private practice in 2008, and I’ve been working as a Counsellor ever since, sometimes combining my private work with employment in other counselling services. I worked for 7 years with children and young people between 8-25, and then with cancer patients and their families.
My role is to work with individuals, to encourage and foster a deeper understanding of whatever is bothering them. The insight and awareness gained through tailored interventions, can help put problems into perspective, allow meaning to be gained, sometimes allowing links to be made with past events, it can uncover hidden strengths and resources as well. All these factors encourage personal growth and change.
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, which means I am trained in many different theories - Psychodynamic, Person- Centred, Gestalt, TA, Existential and CBT. In addition I have a background in Psychology, a Masters in Neuro- Linguistic Programming, Clinical Hypnotherapy and a Diploma in Life Coaching. As each person is unique, I am able to tailor my interventions to offer each person the best therapy to bring about the change they desire.
I am Accredited with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and registered with the UKCP as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have professional liability insurance, and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I work short term with individuals 18 years and over looking at specific issues for 6-10 sessions, or longer term looking at deeper underlying issues.
I work with trainee Counsellors looking to complete their personal therapy.
I work with EAP’s and also with Health Insurance companies.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited