- Available for home visits
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative psycho-therapeutic counsellor, with many years experience of working with young people aged 11-18 and with adults.
I aim to create a warm, secure and empathic environment in which clients can creatively explore their emotional world.
Every person is unique and so I strive to offer each client the approaches and techniques that best suit their way of being.
With some clients, I use a lot of creative approaches including sand tray, clay and art to facilitate exploration of unconscious processes.
Other clients prefer to use techniques integrated from a cognitive behavioural model, including education around emotional and cognitive awareness, emotional regulation strategies and challenging unhelpful patterns of thinking.
Some clients may seek counselling with a specific issue or goal in mind. Others may know they are not satisfied with aspects of their lives, but are unsure of what they need to move forward.
At the centre of all my work are the person centred conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. I believe that given the right conditions, every person will move towards a more satisfying and authentic way of living. I strive to create these conditions for those with whom I work.
All are welcome. Please feel free to get in touch for an initial conversation if you'd like to find out more about me and how I work.
I gained an MA in Counselling from The University of Manchester in 2008. In 2017 I received have a postgraduate qualification in CBT for children and young people from the University of Salford.
I have worked as a school counsellor with students aged 11 - 18 for ten years as well as maintaining a private practice with young people and adults.
I also work as a lecturer in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self-harm, Sexuality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited