- Phone number
- 07985 119675
- Flexible hours available
Available on line via zoom
About me and my therapy practice
I am curently offering online counselling via zoom or telephone, until I resume face to face counsellng in Chester city centre once we emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic.
I work in an integrative manner, tailoring counselling to each individual. I utilise approaches from, amongst others, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) , solution focused therapy and psychoeducation, grounded in the values of person-centred counselling .
I am a BACP accredited counsellor with 25 years' experience, ranging from the fields of education, health (NHS) and occupational health (employee assistance).
I have RELATE couples counselling training. I am registered with BUPA as a provider of therapy and WPA and WPA Protocol as a Provider.
In addition, I offer counselling supervision to qualified and trainee practitioners.
My first session
Clients may come to counselling for the first time feeling anxious and unsure what to expect. It is important then at the first session, for me to explain to a client what counselling is and how I see it progressing. I would therefore explain that the first session is a taster session, both for me, the therapist, and the client, so that both parties can get an idea whether there is a good fit and that the relationship is likely to work or not. The client can get a feel of what counselling is and can decide if my way of working is what he or she is looking for at this time . S/he can take the opportunity of asking specific questions or requesting a particular focus.
At the end of the first session, the client may decide to continue by making a further appointment or s/he may wish to spend some time reflecting on the session before deciding to embark on counselling.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work