- Phone number
- 0776 9351 964
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
When life is difficult, whether it's due to loss, anxiety, depression, a relationship breakdown, trauma or low self-esteem, or maybe you're not really sure why you feel the way you do, talking things through in a safe, supportive environment can be a catalyst for change. Whether it is something specific you want to change or you simply don't want feel this way anymore.
I see many clients with anxiety, whether it be social anxiety, separation anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks or general anxiety. I have also worked with numerous bereaved clients and have completed some additional training around grief and loss.
I also have experience of working with clients who have gender dysphoria.
Talking about how things are really affecting you can make a big difference, whether you understand them or not, whether they seem too big or too small. So often it's the small changes that we make that have a positive impact on how you feel and how you see yourself. My role is to be with you on this journey through change, so that together we can explore your surroundings from different perspectives and find the right path for you.
Before becoming a counselor I worked in a corporate environment and understand the associated pressures and conflicts. I have worked with clients to support them through job and promotional uncertainties and interviews.
I work from consulting rooms in central Warrington with plenty of parking nearby. I also offer online video sessions as well as telephone sessions. I am available for daytime and evening appointments.
I work in private practice with adults and children on a one to one basis. The majority of my clients need between 6 and 8 sessions, although some may require support for much longer than this and a few will need less than 6 sessions.
Most clients are seen weekly although depending on need, some clients will be more suited to fortnightly or monthly appointments.
I also work with children and young people in primary and high schools. Most of this work is done through a charity.
My first session
My preference is to have had a brief phone conversation with potential clients before arranging an appointment. This is so that they can get a better feel for how I work before deciding to go ahead. It can also help to reduce anxiety around the first session.
We start the first session with a quick overview of confidentiality and how the sessions will run. We also discuss whether they have any goals for these sessions. This is followed by a short questionnaire that helps to give me a better understanding of the specific aspects of life that they are finding difficult.
This usually takes about 10 minutes and then we can begin to look at the reasons why they are there.
If they have an agenda they want to work through that is fine. If they have no idea where to start that is fine too!
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Person centred, Play therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited