- Phone number
- 07887 944931
- Flexible hours available
Currently, due to the Covid restrictions, I am working remotely, ie via telephone, FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp.
About me and my therapy practice
I have twenty years of experience working within different therapeutic settings, including a GP practice, a hospice, Victim Support, Women's Aid, and latterly over the last thirteen years offering counselling/psychotherapy to women in custody.
I believe I have learnt and continue to learn, much about myself and others from my work and that I am able to be sensitive to so many different and difficult situations.
My work with women in custody also enhances my practise in many ways, particularly in widening my knowledge and understanding of the complexities of human life. Being able to empathise with my client/s in some pretty challenging circumstances is critical here.
Generally I am well used to working with, amongst many other things, anxiety, depression, anger, loss and relationship and family issues. So many of these encompass a loss of self-confidence and self-esteem.
"….It was exactly the help I needed, delivered with the professional, yet compassionate style I wanted to hear…I feel so much more empowered that there is a way forward, I don’t panic anymore…" (client C.)
I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space where my client and I can grapple with resolving their problem/s in a way that will give long-lasting relief. I draw on a combination of my extensive trainings to help.
My belief and experience shows me that somewhere deep down most of us know ourselves better than we think, but that we have along the way lost a part of ourselves, leading to a lack of self-confidence, bad habits etc. Our work can include many dimensions, notably perhaps gaining more understanding of how the past has impacted your present, exploring ways you think about certain things and perhaps challenging some related maladaptive behaviours.
Whatever you bring, I can offer short-term and long-term therapy to individuals and couples.
I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics and I am fully insured.
My first session
When you first contact me I will always suggest we meet for an initial session (albeit currently on line), where we can explore what you might need, I can tell you more fully about how I work, and what I can therefore offer, and then you can decide whether you would like to continue.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited