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About me and my therapy practice
I'm guessing if you are on this website scanning through suitable counsellor's you are contemplating seeking help for yourself. Maybe your normal coping strategies are not working, those ones that you've always been able to rely on in the past. Its a huge step when seeking some help and support for either yourself or a young person or child. What I do know is because your here reading this, you have already taken the first step to reaching some healing and maybe a goal.
So, why choose me ? Choosing a counsellor is no easy feat. You don't know if you can trust them or will even like them. I know, I've been there to. So, what makes me different to anyone else? Well the fact of the matter is I don't know! Finding the right person for you is dependant on so many factors. I suppose ultimately it comes down to do they 'get you'. What I'm sure of is there should be no in between. The professional relationship that will develop may become a turning point in your life. So choosing the right person for you is important.
I work predominately person centred, however I do integrate many other modalities into my work. This means I work intuitively and creatively. I offer a comfortable, non judgemental and safe space to truly express how you feel.
I started my journey as a counsellor in 2011 and qualified in 2014. I decided to continue with further education and completed my trauma diploma 2019 . I work creatively offering walk and talk sessions which are all within my local area of Conwy/Colwyn Bay. Research indicates that being within nature can improve our mental health significantly.
I have worked within trauma for many years and helped both adults, children and young people of all genders who have experienced sexual violence and abuse.
My particular expertise is working with anyone who has been in a coercive and narcissistic relationship. These relationships may have been in the past or ongoing . I can help you make sense of them guiding you into a new future where you have choices, hope and a voice.
I can help with strategies and new ways of thinking through anxiety and depression. Covid 19 has affected us in multiple ways. Its generated anxiety and uncertainty. If this has affected you I can help you cope with the feelings of grief and stress it has bought with it.
My first session
Initially I offer a free 30 minute consultation phone call. This gives you an opportunity to ask me any questions and tell me a little bit about yourself and why you are seeking help. Thereafter, we can arrange a first appointment . I will send you via email my contracting information for you to read through before we proceed.
The first hour long appointment is really an opportunity to talk to me openly about your feelings and how you want to work with me. I may do an initial assessment and take a few notes to guide me for future sessions. However, sessions are tailored to you so I will always try my utmost to work with you in the way you want.
Online/telephone counselling can be equally as effective as face to face work. I offer the same level of connection regardless of what format you decide you want. You are always in control of sessions, they are yours to decide what you want and how often you would like them. Most however start off with six sessions. This is not set in stone we can work in a way that suits your lifestyle.
Ultimately having counselling is a chance to walk forward into a positive life making changes that suit you. But remember I don't know all the answers and do not have a magic wand . But what I do know is I will sit alongside you and offer you some solutions and understanding which will enable us to focus on making the here and now a better place to be part of.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Family therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, 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