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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 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 using creative approaches. For example, art, sand tray, drama/movement, play or creative writing may be used when words feel inadequate. Metaphors can work deeply at an unconscious level.
Additionally, I have specialist training in the area of trauma and anxiety. 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 it is useful to work somatically as our experiences can be stored in our bodies. I have experience in working with developmental trauma (for those who had difficult beginnings).
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), plus staff training and inset days for those who work in education or with vulnerable adults.
I currently offer individual Drawing and Talking sessions at a reduced rate (£30 per half hour session) for all ages.
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, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited