- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
I currently have weekday sessions available, from 7am to 4pm
I have one or two evening sessions available.
About me and my therapy practice
I offer a calm and supportive presence for you to explore issues you bring and gain clarity about how to make changes in your life that you wish for.
I work collaboratively to empower you to make decisions that will bring about changes that will move you towards the life you want. I believe that life is a continuous learning curve and am motivated towards helping clients to achieve personal growth.
I understand my own nature to be sensitive, empathic, open minded, kind, respectful of and responsive to others needs. In my work I step aside from my own daily thoughts to a place of stillness where I can meet my clients empathically.
I believe each of us is unique having our own distinctive mix of beliefs and responses to life’s experiences, and that each of us is expert on ourselves and responsible about the choices we make in regards to our beliefs and behaviours.
Because we are unique, there is no ‘best fit’ therapy that suits everyone so I work in a pluralistic way. This means tailoring work to your specific needs including depth, pace and time scale of work and what approaches will be most helpful. By offering a non judgemental, calm presence, attentive listening and inquisitive enquiry I provide space for you to explore in safety, the issues which have brought you to therapy and their meaning to you.
I am confident to suggest ways that we may work together that feel comfortable and I often work in a creative way because this can be a powerful way to unlock emotions and issues which have become a ’stuck’. Working creatively is not about artistic skills (none are needed!) but using for example, ‘mark making’ on paper, working with clay or sand, in addition to talking therapy.
I abide by standards of the BACP Ethical Framework.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor
I hold current Professional Liability Insurance.
I have 30 + years experience working on the ‘front line’ in the NHS and over 10 years counselling experience with adults, young people and couples within the charitable sector, NHS and private practice.
I offer face to face, video and phone sessions.
My first session
I am happy to offer a short telephone conversation prior to your first session so you can get a feel of how we will work together and ask any questions.
In our first session I will complete client record and GDPR paperwork in addition to therapeutic content
sessions last one hour
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Art therapy, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited