- Phone number
- 07305 590 389
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, online counselling sessions can be arranged between Mondays - Thursdays.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an Integrative Counsellor and EMDR* Therapist. (*Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing is a psychotherapeutic model developed by Francine Shapiro to help process unresolved traumatic memories linked to past or current experiences.)
I offer confidential online counselling where children, young people and adults can gain support to cope with difficult life challenges, abuse or traumas that may negatively affect how they see themselves, their relationships or lifes in general.
Counselling can be an opportunity to enhance self-awareness; develop coping strategies, build resilience or think about future goals.
My appreciation of working with children, young people and adults from diverse communities comes from the various roles I have had for over 30 years as a qualified social worker & manager. I have supported individuals in Child & Adolescent Mental Health settings (CAMHS - NHS & Social Care), Adoption & Fostering, Residential Care, Education and Voluntary settings. I have also offered counselling support within a GP Practice and H.M. Prison and co-managed a therapeutic service for children and young people. These experiences have enabled me to have a wider understanding of some of the complex emotional, physical and psychological issues that may influence a person’s decision to explore counselling. My aim a to create a safe space where clients of all ages can feel listened to, and be supported to achieve what they would like to get out of counselling.
I continue to be amazed by the ability that people have to overcome difficult situations when the right support is made available to them.
My integrative counselling approach draws on a range of therapeutic models including Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Systemic Family Therapy & EMDR.
The support that I offer is also informed by an attachment-focused perspective as I am very aware of how early childhood experiences can significantly influence self preception & relationships in adolescence and in adults.
An integrative approach to counselling recognises the diversity of human beings, therefore the sessions will be shaped by the needs of the client. I am committed to valuing the uniqueness of each person and I am respectful of differences related to race, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or non-gender, status, religion and age.
My first session
Counselling sessions are usually 50 minutes. (For EMDR sessions this may be require longer sessions for processing,)
The first session will provide the opportunity for you to ask the questions you may have about counselling and the support that I may offer.
This initial conversation will enable an assessment of what you would like to get out of counselling and explore some of the things that has influenced your decision to pursue counselling at this time.Additional information will be discussed about how we work together online, issues related to confidentiality and your well being and safety.
This will begin the process of us getting to know each other so that we can decide whether the support I offer will be the best way forward for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Integrative, Person centred, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, 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