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I will be unavailable from 1st - 9th August 2020.
About me and my therapy practice
I guess you have come to this page looking for the right kind of support - for you, or for someone you are concerned about. I have a particular interest in working with anxiety and trauma, and I see people of all ages - adults, teenagers and children as young as three.
As an experienced Person-Centred counsellor with Senior Accreditation, I offer warmth, safety, respect and sensitivity. As well as talking therapy, I specialise in creative approaches, such as art, sand tray, drama/movement, play or creative writing.
Additionally, I have specialist training in trauma. Using 'common sense' methods taught by Babette Rothschild, I begin by helping individuals to gain control over the physiological elements of trauma to establish stability. This enables the reduction of debilitating symptoms such as flash backs, panic attacks and trauma- related illness. Sometimes I work somatically because our experiences are stored in our bodies. I have experience in developmental trauma (for those who had difficult beginnings).
I am currently deepening my work by studying AEDP), an approach grounded in neuroscience. Within a strong, compassionate relationship, previously feared emotions can be experienced with a trusted other, and processed to completion.
I am the author of two children’s books: 'Help! I've Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in my Head!' and 'Help! My Feelings are Too Big!' Both are adult friendly!
I have been working with clients of all ages (children, teens and adults) since 1998 in a variety of settings including education (mainstream and special needs), adult psychiatry, hospice, and private practice (Creative Counselling).
Creative Counselling offers individual therapy, clinical supervision, workshops, retreats and creative group-work (including Sesame sessions - drama/movement).
I work from a private, welcoming room which is suitable for adults and children.
At the moment, during the Covid 19 crisis, I have moved to working online via the Zoom platform. It has been a delightful surprise to find how this medium can allow such close connection and deep work.
I am welcoming new clients.
My first session
Sessions are usually 50 minutes but the first session is longer to allow time for us to get to know a little more about one another. We complete a contract and usually agree a set number of sessions, after which we can bring the work to a close or agree to continue.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Self-harm, Trauma, Women's issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited