- Phone number
- 01594 562995 or 07821805444
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
I work privately from home in a dedicated space on the edge of a village in the Forest of Dean and was until recently a volunteer counsellor at University of South Wales Therapy, Newport. My usual fee is £40 per session but reduced fees are available if you are on benefits.
Perhaps you are on this page because there is something hurtful or confusing in your present life. Or is something from your past or childhood troubling you? As you acknowledge and sort through what's going on, I will support you. I am skilled, safe, and listen well. In my counselling room, you can safely say the things that are running through your mind but which you wouldn't say anywhere else.
We might meet for six to eight sessions, or longer term, as required. In the first session we will decide whether to carry on with the counselling.
My method is 'integrative’, and draws on humanistic, psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, and others as appropriate, including CBT.
If you would like more information, you are welcome to ring me to discuss how I might be able to help. If I can't answer the phone immediately, I will get back to you very soon.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of South Wales as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling. Also, I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
I have DBS registration.
In a previous career I was a teacher and a university lecturer in education in Bristol. Earlier qualifications are a degree in English, a PGCE, an MEd and an MPhil in language development.
What I can help with
Obsessions, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Career coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited