- Phone number
- 07929 000785
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Often life can be hard, daunting and uncomfortable; things that have happened to you in the past may have caused pain and confusion; you may be anxious or depressed. You may be hesitant and afraid to discuss those emotions or unable to give them a name. As a survivor of sexual abuse you may be tired of fighting the feelings of shame and feel ready to start living in the moment. As a person who has had a difficult pregnancy/birth, suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth, chosen a termination for whatever reason, or be child free by choice and feeling judged, you may need a confidential, safe, and non-judgemental, space to talk.
I am warm, open and genuine, and I have the strength, courage and empathy to be with you while we explore how your feelings and experiences have shaped your life, and whilst you decide where you want to go next. I am trained in Person-Centred counselling which means that you truly are the centre of all the work we undertake together, this is your time.
If you are interested in therapy with me, please get in touch via email, text, or phone call. I aim to respond to all queries within a few hours (except at weekends). I offer a free initial 20-minute telephone consultation during which you can give me brief details of your situation and ask any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you.
I believe that counselling is about placing you at the centre of our therapeutic work. It can be a new experience to have someone listen deeply, with empathy, and without judgement to your inner fears and thoughts, it can be freeing and sometimes scary. I am here to be with you as you experience your processes and fears, and as you learn to accept you.
Strangely, with acceptance of self, can come change. If you are in a situation that is causing you pain or mental discomfort our exploration of your fears and troubling thoughts can lead to you making the changes that you feel necessary. Our open discussions can lead to you discovering possibilities within yourself that were previously unknown.
My first session
When you first make contact with me we will have a brief conversation where you can outline why you are considering counselling; it may be that you are stressed, distressed, depressed, angry, anxious, or confused, or all of those things at once. Emotions can be tiring, even the positive ones! Following our conversation, if you decide that you want to work with me, we can arrange to meet in my comfortable therapy room in Long Buckby where we can discuss in depth why you are seeking counselling/therapy, how you hope it will help, and explore our suitability to work together.
Currently (due to the pandemic), I am working online/via telephone, and we can arrange a way of working safely and confidentially together. There are advantages to this way of working; telephone and remote work allows clients the autonomy to choose how they present themselves to me - which can be freeing in, and of itself.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Eclectic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited