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About me and my therapy practice
We can use therapy to help us understand many things about ourselves and to work though any difficulties we may be experiencing. I totally appreciate the courage it takes to talk about these matters, and I respect that taking the first step towards counselling can be challenging. An initial phone call to discuss what is right for you may be the starting point.
I have over 25 years experience of working with individuals and couples, providing a non-judgemental space that will enable you to explore the issues you are finding difficult. Throughout this time I will support you on your journey to overcome the issues which are problematic for you.
Since qualifying as a counsellor many years ago, I have worked with thousands of clients with a variety of problems including: anxiety, stress, work related stress, living in domestic violence, relationship issues, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, self harm etc. I am able to work in a time limited way offering focus to any work we do together or I can offer long term counselling. I believe you are the expert I see my role as supporting you in finding what you need from therapy.
I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and external supervision for team mangers.
My working life from 1995 until 2019 was based in Bradford West Yorkshire I was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mosaic a registered charity which offered support to families whose lives had been affected by sexual abuse. I was humbled and honoured to receive an MBE in the Queen's 2018 New Years Honours List for this work.
For approximately 20 months I worked part time for Safe Spaces a project facilitated by Victim Support offering support to clients who have experienced abuse within the church setting this was a pilot project which ended in January 2023.
I currently work in my private practice as a counsellor and supervisor from my home in Blyth offering flexible appointments either face to face or online to suit busy lives.
I work both face to face and on line to suit individual needs. I also offer phone counselling if this is preferable. I work from a person centred perspective however I am able to combine various other methods of working to ensure clients needs are met.
My first session
I offer an initial short 15-30 minutes session on the phone free of charge for clients to chat with me so we can find out if I am the right therapist for them.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited