- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Life can feel stressful and problematic, either in the short- or long-term. If you need to talk through some of your difficulties, then I provide an environment which is compassionate and accepting. I also offer online or telephone counselling, which during the pandemic is the safest way of meeting. I will give you space and opportunity to process things through, helping you to make sense of your situation and to understand yourself better; and help you to work through difficulties towards resolution. I think of the counselling process as a voyage of self-discovery; and this provides an investment into your future well-being and happiness.
I work on a one-to-one basis with adults over 18 years old; and I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, anger, bereavement and loss, depression, feelings of rejection, relationship problems, self-esteem, stress, unresolved past issues, to name but a few.
Some people seek counselling because they're currently experiencing a "glitch" in their lives where things seem to be going wrong; others have experienced psychological distress for a long time; still others find that issues from the past are affecting their functioning in the present. I can help you to explore any of these. I can use a variety of approaches to suit differing needs and temperament types; and I am continually adding to my knowledge-base. Some people want a faith-based approach, which I am qualified to provide where appropriate.
Sessions are generally 50-60 minutes; but the first session is used as a consultation; to see if I can best meet your needs at this time; and for you to see if you can work with me. The therapeutic relationship is very important, and it must feel right. There will be no charge for this first session; and it will be approximately 30 minutes long.
I use a room in Knutsford town centre, which is comfortable and peaceful. It is easily accessible for those with additional needs; and it has convenient toilet facilities. There is a car park nearby, where you can park for up to 2 hours.
My first session
I offer the first session as a free consultation, and it is typically around 30-40 minutes. It is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have and to try it out; and to see if I’m the right ‘fit’ for you, as the relationship with your counsellor is very important; and for me to see if I can best meet your needs at this time. Thereafter, sessions are usually held weekly and last 50-60 mins.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
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