- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
My usual therapy office days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with first appointments at 8am and last appointments starting at 530pm.
I do take holiday breaks, and share these planned dates well ahead with clients.
About me and my therapy practice
Therapy is individual, not off the peg…
Counselling allows us to shift our thinking and find our way through challenging times with support along our route. Whilst I am trained in the Person-Centred Approach, I work flexibly with ACT and CBT, to suit individuals’ needs. I have a particular interest in finding individual strategies for clients to better manage the ups and downs in life. We all work much better together than we do alone; we are social creatures by nature.
Qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, registered member of the BACP (MBACP).
Master Practitioner of CBT, accredited by the British Psychological Society, as well as offering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, I found that offering online therapy through ZOOM helped many to maintain connections in difficult times. I am happy to offer this post-pandemic, if this way of working is most appropriate for you. Face to face therapy is also available, in the Therapy Suite here at Foxes’ Retreat, for those who can more easily travel to us.
Each one of us is different; there is no single one-size-fits-all answer for any of us. My specialism is neurodivergence, but that is not all that I enjoy working with - please do ask about specific issues.
I am happy to arrange a time to discuss the best approach for you to gain a healthier perspective and inner strength to live your life less stressfully. My usual clinic days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I offer early morning appointments and after 5pm appointments to fit in with busy lives.
You can expect a warm supportive environment, confidentiality and a non-judgemental space to work through your difficulties when you work with me at Foxes' Retreat.
Whilst most of our therapeutic work takes place in our comfortable Therapy Room in The Courtyard at Foxes' Retreat, there is also have a Workshop Room with a large table to use for organising ideas, making plans and sorting through options on paper, if that is appropriate to individuals.
The Workshop Room is also where much of our Therapeutic Writing therapy takes place, for those clients choosing to work with words.
Foxes' Retreat is ten minutes from both Ashbourne and Ilam, set in a quiet valley. Parking is available right outside our therapy office, and a peaceful setting from which to work.
My first session
Our first session will be one where we work through what you are looking for and how therapeutic work may help you. This may last up to 75 minutes, as we set up safe boundaries around your work and allow you to feel truly heard in what you want to share.
We will look at different ways of working which will give you an insight into how the therapeutic relationship will be able to support you. Some clients like to sit quietly in our Therapy Space for their sessions, whilst some prefer to walk and talk in the countryside around Foxes' Retreat. This session will look at your preferences and how we can support you best. Online work is also available, if you have a private space from which to video call.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited