- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
I am currently offering counselling via telephone or online using Teams/Zoom/Skype:
Mondays and Fridays 10am - 6pm
Some evening availability currently.
Limited availability Saturday 10am - 2pm.
About me and my therapy practice
I have spent the past 15 years in mental health support roles throughout the Education sector, Council and NHS. My working week is split between two roles, as I currently work as a Healthy Lives Advisor for the Council and NHS as well as working as a Counsellor for Balanced Life.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor which means that I am able to offer holistic support tailored to what the individual needs in that moment. The modalities that I have studied are; Person Centred Therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Gestalt therapy and I am qualified to work with Adults, chilrena nd young people.
I am also a Licensed Practitioner of Julia Buckroyd's "Understanding Your Eating Programme" (UYE) which I can offer individually online or via the telephone. The programme is not about what you eat or how much you eat, but focuses more on the reason's behind why individuals eat. It helps to identify if individuals are "emotional eaters" and equips them with the tools to find other ways to manage feelings and emotions in the daily challenges of life rather than using food.
In addition to being a qualified Practitioner of the UYE Programme, I also studied with the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) in London and was successful in being awarded the Master Practitioner Programme, Eating Disorders and Obesity status.
Counselling will mean different things to different people, and no two people will have the exact same needs or experience of counselling. For some people they may just need the time and space to be listened to without judgement, the process of just saying what is on their mind to someone independent can be therapeutic in itself. For others they may struggle to find the words to express themselves and so a counsellor might support them to express themselves more creatively perhaps through art or imagery.
Some people are looking for long term support and for others it might be short term support with a specific issue. Other people may not know why they are feeling the way that they are and have no specific goal in itself, other than to feel better and move forwards with their life. Whatever brings you to explore counselling, I will provide a safe space just for you, where you can be your authentic self - free from judgements or expectations, where you can be supported to explore the thoughts or aspects of your life that are troubling you and to empower you to overcome/challenge them through the skills and self discovery that you will learn through counselling.
My first session
I offer an initial free nonobligatory 30 minute telephone consultation session for us to explore what you would like to get out of counselling and whether I may be a good fit to help support you with this.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited