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About me and my therapy practice
Are you finding yourself unable to cope or manage with everyday situations and finding life a struggle?
Are you feeling overwhelmed but unsure of how to deal with these thoughts or feelings? Life is sometimes difficult where issues from the past or in the present can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, confused, depressed or detached from your feelings?
You may be feeling low and anxious about life in general. There may be physical health symptoms causing concern – not sleeping, being unable to concentrate, tension or headaches.
Talking to someone about your struggles can help. I am fully aware that this may take a great deal of courage to open up and share your experiences to someone - I know because I have been there too. I would like to help and support you through this difficult time.
As a Person-Centred counsellor, I will listen and support you or your child to understand your experiences, situation or struggles, in a warm, caring, safe, trusting, non-judgemental and confidential space. I may incorporate other approaches, such as, Compassionate Mind, relaxation and mindfulness.
Together we can explore your issues at your pace, whether this be talking or using creative activities, so you can work towards a more positive future.
I specialise and also work with a Domestic Abuse organisation offering counselling to adults, children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse and violence. I have a lot of experience and knowledge in supporting and helping people understand and heal from trauma, abuse, anxiety or PTSD.
I have experience in ill-health, chronic pain or fatigue, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, low mood, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harm or school/work-related issues.
I can offer sessions face to face (with COVID safety measures in place), by telephone or online via Zoom.
I work privately in Bolton (opposite Bolton School) or in Chorley town centre.
I am available Monday - Friday afternoons & early evening and Saturday mornings.
I treat each client with compassion, care and respect, allowing you the space to understand your issues, to become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.
You are welcome to contact me for a free initial telephone consultation or to arrange an appointment where you can get more of a feel of who I am and how I work.
My first session
The main focus of the first session is to develop a safe, trusting relationship where you will feel comfortable to share and explore your concerns, and establish any goals you want from therapy.
These goals may be areas in your life you wish to change, personal growth and awareness or how to accept and let go of issues that are unable to be changed.
We will explore what concerns or difficulties you have that are impacting on your life. You may have had a recent life change that has caused you distress or perhaps a number of problems have been building for a long time.
Some clients may wish to reflect on their earlier life/childhood experiences to establish any impact on their relationships as adults or any unhealthy patterns.
Some clients want to focus on what’s going on now, to find solutions to current difficulties or look at future goals.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited