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About me and my therapy practice
I offer counselling services to help people overcome problems or difficulties that they are facing in their life.
You may wish your relationships were better; you may struggle with anxiety or depression; or you may have experienced events in your past that are affecting your life today. I offer you the space and time to work through your problems or difficulties.
I consider all elements of the individual in the work we do together: this may including emotions / feelings, physical health, thinking processes, relationships and cultural elements. I take this approach as difficult experiences often impact us in a variety of ways.
Counselling may involve listening, support, information, guidance, improved self-knowledge and/or the space to learn and practice new ways of being. How a problem is addressed will depend on the impact that problem is having on your life.
I was born in Sydney and moved to England about 15 years ago. I am step-mum to 3 adult children and mum to a teenager who joined our family through adoption 10 years ago. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, films, yoga and spending time with friends and family.
I hold an MSc (Distinction) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. My extensive counselling training is based on the integration of three counselling models: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), person-centred (talking) therapy and attachment (relationship) theory. What that means in practice is that the counselling service is tailored to your needs: while one person may benefit from ‘talking therapy’ to overcome a significant loss, another person may benefit from CBT to increase coping strategies for anxiety. Holding knowledge across multiple counselling frameworks helps me to provide you with a service that is tailored to your need.
I provide counselling services via my private practice and within a specialist domestic violence counselling service. I have previously worked as a school counsellor in a secondary school; I also have career counselling experience through my previous career in human resources.
My first session
If you would like to talk about whether counselling is right for you, please get in touch for a no-obligation chat.
Our first session will include contracting (ensuring you are aware of confidentiality within the counselling relationship). As the relationship between us forms the basis for our work, it is also an opportunity to assess that we are able to work together.
I work from a private, dedicated consulting room in Buxton, Derbyshire. Parking is available, and the train station and town centre are a 10 minute walk.
The frequency of counselling appointments depends on the challenge you are working through, but most often sessions are scheduled once per week. The number of counselling sessions varies from person to person. We will regularly review our work together to ensure you are getting the most out of sessions.
Each counselling session is 1 hour, unless otherwise agreed.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and take your right to privacy seriously. I ensure any personal data of yours that I hold is stored securely and processed lawfully. Information you provide to me, for example your name and contact information, remains confidential. Your personal data will be deleted if we do not work together; if we do work together details of how this data is stored, handled and deleted is contained in the Counselling Agreement that we both sign during your first appointment.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited