- Phone number
- 07928 648966
My face-to-face availability is on Mondays at York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare, Tadcaster Road, York or Wednesdays at Gillygate, York.
I offer online or telephone counselling on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
About me and my therapy practice
As an integrative relational counsellor and coach, I can help you to feel more at ease so that you can understand and manage whatever life throws at you.
I offer face-to-face, telephone and online sessions to adults aged 18 and over who are feeling emotionally distressed and want to feel more at ease so that they can live a fulfilled life.
I have experience as a counsellor in a mental health charity and private practice working with a wide range of issues including family and relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression, trauma, being a carer, and bereavement amongst others. I also have over twenty years’ experience as a nurse working in NHS and local authority organisations with a focus on healthy lifestyles. I also have eight years’ experience as a qualified coach working with workplace difficulties, career development and improving health.
You may be considering counselling because something is happening right now which is causing you distress, or it may be something that has happened in the past which you would like to work in a space where you will be heard. You may want to focus on your hopes and dreams and looking for support to take the first step.
I work in a person-centred way that seeks to understand your experience and hopes for the future. I believe that by working together you will be able to find the answers to work through your difficulties. I'm interested in the mind-body connection that can support being alongside difficult feelings or sensations. As I have a background in nursing and coaching, I can explore with you a variety of psychological theory and tools that best meets your needs.
You will be listened to and heard. You will feel that your experiences are accepted and understood. I provide a trusting and empowering space. Counselling can help you to make sense of what is happening in your life right now.
I am committed to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.
My first session
I offer a free 30 minute introductory session online or by telephone. This gives you an opportunity to ask me questions and to see if my approach as will help you before making a commitment.
In our introductory session, we will discuss what brings you to counselling, how long you would initially like to commit for, and what you would like to be different at the end of counselling. Some people like to commit for 6 - 20 sessions, while others prefer to keep it open ended. The choice is yours.
I will also ask some questions to help me assess whether I have the skills and experience to offer the support that you need. If appropriate, I may suggest other sources of specialist support.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited