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About me and my therapy practice
Admitting that you are struggling and need support from someone other than family and friends can be frightening. When you contact me, I will do my best to put you at ease and make things feel as safe as possible. I will provide a non-judgemental, confidential space for you to talk and be listened to.
I am committed to helping you work through your difficulties and learning how to start to make the changes you want.
Talking things through with a person that fits with you can be lifechanging.
I am fully trained integrative counsellor. My core model of therapy is Person Centred Therapy although I will use other models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) depending on the needs of my client.
Person Centred Counselling is a talking therapy where the you talk and I listen. I will not judge what you say and I will not tell you what you should do. I may repeat what you have said to me or ask you questions to try and make sure that I have understood your words and how you are feeling. You may correct what you have said several times and tell me more. This way of working is focused on you and provides a pathway for self healing, greater understanding of yourself and self growth.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy examining the impact of your negative thoughts or anxious thoughts about a situation on your feelings and your behaviour. It includes using strategies and coping skills to make the changes that you wish to make.
I offer face to face counselling as well as online and telephone counselling. I work from from a Counselling Centre based on the Wirral.
I have experience in a wide range of issues including depression, low mood, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, assertiveness and boundaries. I am a dementia friendly counsellor and I am experienced in supporting carers of those living with dementia.
My specialisms are working with grief, bereavement and loss. I am passionate about supporting all those grieving and helping them move forward with their lives. I also want to help parents who have experienced pregnancy loss or the loss of their baby get the right support.
My first session
I offer an initial telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes free of charge. We will talk about why you think you need therapy, your expectations of therapy and what you hope to achieve. You can ask the questions that are important to you and I will do my best to answer them.
We will agree to a counselling contract. We will have it in writing so that we know what to expect of each other and the counselling process.
In our first session, I will ask you some questions. The questions help me to make sure that I can support you in the right way but they also can help you tell me what matters to you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited