- Phone number
- 07984 999535
- Available for home visits
I am usually able to see clients on Mondays, Thursdays, and occasionally Fridays or Saturdays by separate arrangement.
I am also a community responder, so may, on occasion, need to cancel a session or rebook at short notice.
About me and my therapy practice
Being a former social worker, I always strive to work in an inclusive and person-centred way, using my training in several styles of counselling to help my clients achieve a satisfactory outcome to the issues they bring.
Clients may come to see me, or, if a client has a mobility limitation or other issue affecting their mobility, we may agree that I see the client in their own home.
As well as talking therapy, I am able to use various media to help clients to express themselves, for example, using creative art materials or sand tray.
By arrangement with my clients, where appropriate, following a full assessment of their need, I am also able to offer animal-assisted interventions on a limited basis.
My core qualification is an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, from the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter (2010). This means that I have worked on my own issues past or current as part of my training and ongoing development.
My training covered several styles or modalities of counselling including, but not limited to, Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt.
Since qualifying, I have undertaken further training and CPD in working with survivors of abuse, working with children and young people, using animal-assisted interventions in a therapeutic setting, and more recently, having undertaken several courses to understand how an individual's brain-development and personality can be affected by the traumas they may have suffered or witnessed in their early life.
From my 'day job' of approaching 15 years, I have a Level 4 City & Guilds Qualification in the Management of Substance Abuse, so understand the process of addiction and helping clients to achieve the change they desire.
I am a firm believer in the power of the outdoors, and have successfully helped clients to address their issues not only in open green spaces but also in urban settings.
My first session
Indoor sessions are typically 50 minutes long. The first session will differ depending on where I am seeing the client.
If in my office, there will be an element of assessment as well as talking. If a home visit, it will be mostly talking, as much of the assessment will have been carried out prior to the home visit to ensure it is the most appropriate setting for the client's needs and the safety of us both. Sometimes clients find that they cannot 'switch off' from certain domestic factors when the session is held in their own home.
Outdoor sessions can be of variable length and cost, depending on location/travel and the client's ability to participate without it becoming an emotional drain or too tiring an experience.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, 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
Animal assisted therapy, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited