- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
I am currently available for single session counselling or Incident Support debriefs. Please allow up to 90 minutes for these sessions.
I also have some availability for face to face or Zoom counselling sessions on Tuesdays.
About me and my therapy practice
Has corona virus (covid-19) left you feeling confused and anxious? I can help you come to terms with your experience of the virus, its consequences and health impact, as well as any feelings of isolation and loss.
Did you have a difficult childhood and need somewhere to explore its impact on you (and your family) today? I am a specialist trauma trained counsellor, who works as a sessional counsellor with STARS - Dorset Rape Crisis two days a week, and as such can help you explore what you feel, how you remember and what you can do to help yourself. I also have a small private practice.
I am a humanistic integrative counsellor. In other words, I offer person centred counselling drawing from a range of other therapies, including creativity and CBT, to work with you to help overcome your challenges. I offer short session (6-8 weeks) and longer support as agreed between us. I also offer single session counselling and walk and talk counselling.
I have undertaken extra training to allow me to support you using Zoom, email and telephone. I was a Samaritans' listener for three years’, and I’m happy to accommodate requests for telephone counselling, if this is your preferred method during lockdown. I have also undertaken training to enable me to support you during this pandemic.
We would work together in a safe and confidential space; and I maintain records in accordance with GDPR & the Data Protection Act and I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) I have protocols in place to support confidentiality using remote counselling methods.
Zoom and face to face counselling sessions currently taking place from a private and confidential space with no interruptions.
Incident Support (Critical Incident) Debriefing
For the purposes of an incident support debrief all arrangements are to be agreed before the debrief event takes place. A contact name and telephone number would be required along with a brief description of the nature of the event and, where available, the number of people who are likely to be involved.
Debriefs can take place both with individuals and in groups of up to 7 people.
A debrief is not a counselling session but an opportunity for the people involved to come together to talk through the event, its impact on each individual and to enable people to support each other.
I am an integrative counsellor working in a person centred way and for the purposes of an incident debrief will work with the group for up to 1.5hrs and with individuals in single sessions of up to 50 minutes.
My first session
During our first session together I will ask you what's happened to bring you to counselling; ensuring you have an opportunity to say how this has affected you. I will then move on to helping you understand how our work together may evolve; and I outline my protocols for working with you. We will agree a way of working and the duration this may take.
I will also discuss with you more about how we will work and what your priorities are.
We will talk about how we contact each other, what the contract is there to outline (limitations to confidentiality - such as breaches of certain legislative requirements).
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited