- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome to my listing! These are difficult times for us all, and you may be encountering difficulties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, or you may have another issue that is bothering you.
It is natural to feel apprehensive about counselling. Please be assured that I will be aware of this, and aim to offer warmth and an accepting therapeutic relationship where you may be open about your difficulties and feelings.
I am currently offering Zoom or telephone sessions, and after the first few sessions I now offer outdoor sessions if you are interested in meeting in my local country park using social distancing.
I have experience of working with people in all life stages and value all types of diversity. I see you as a unique individual and listen to what is bothering you so we can work together to explore your thoughts and feelings and think about what is helpful to help deal with the difficulties. I use a range of approaches that are listed below, and will talk with you about how you might like to work and review this with you as we go along.
I work with individuals experiencing change, loss, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, and other life issues and conditions. There is a list below.
My specialism includes serious illness, palliative and end of life care, and bereavement. I have worked in hospital, community and hospice environments in a therapeutic capacity for 30 years, and studied in this field gaining a Master's degree. I work with individuals, couples, and families in this important area.
I offer weekly sessions, on a time limited or longer term / open ended basis, with regular reviews of how you feel the work is going for you. I generally work Tuesdays - Thursdays and offer as much flexibility as I possibly can, especially for those with changing caring or work patterns.
My first session
I usually talk to potential clients by phone initially, to consider whether we might like to work together, and if so, offer a first assessment appointment.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email, and we can arrange to speak. I will aim to contact you by the end of the same working day if at all possible. You may of course wish to approach other counsellors before deciding who might best suit you.
My fee is usually £60 per 50 minutes. I can sometimes offer a discount if this is needed.
I look forward to hearing from you if you'd like to discuss our working together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, 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, Time-limited