- Phone number
- 07958 603633
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I can offer phone sessions, video conferencing calls and face to face sessions at flexible times on a long or short term basis. Please email or text for availability check.
About me and my therapy practice
Why restart therapy?
Experienced accredited counsellor since 1996
GDPR registered for confidentiality assurance
Police checked DBS for safety
Therapy available over telephone or video call
Where is your practice?
I am currently working remotely. I will be back practising in person in Manchester when the current situation changes
What style do you work in?
I use an integrated approach that allows me to access a tool box of different techniques, to suit the needs of different people.
The first step towards better emotional and mental health is reaching out for the support you need. Knowing when you need some extra help is a sign of strength.
Often people feel very stressed or worried about all manner of things, although you wouldn’t guess this looking at them from the outside. These might be things like difficult life events, insecurity about work, comparing oneself to others and feeling pressured. Most people have what therapy calls “an elephant in the room" meaning that they have a hidden large problem or worry, that recurs frequently and they try to ignore it. They hope it will just go away, but it can take up more and more of their energy and thoughts, like too many programs open on a computer putting strain on the C.P.U, so the background anxiety drains them, and makes thinking slower and less efficient. These unsolved reels running unconsciously in the background, keep running even when your body is asleep. They can lead to strain in all areas of life.
If some of that sounds like you, then talk therapy can better file and cope with these worries better, process life events and allow your brain to return to optimal efficiency, as information gets stored away where it belongs and your system is less in panic mode, when it should be relaxed.
The primary goals of the way I work are to teach people to steer better through stress, not just mentally hang on and allow it to control them. Therapy does not simply address symptoms, but supports people to take positive steps of permanent change. This is done by building on the resources they already have. It teaches skills for stress management, we may find it is not usually the actual things that distress us, but how we interpret those things. Learning how to pause, reflect on inner experience, not react hastily and emotionally and just let thoughts and feelings pass, can help ease stress and anxiety. Understanding why past life events can sometimes trigger overwhelming feelings, is a process that can be thought through, understood and changed.
My first session
The next step is to email me and we can discuss your issues and aims. If appropriate we can then book a test session that may lead to further work. You are welcome to also ask any questions or discuss any areas of worry at this time.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited