- Phone number
- 07511 196720
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary Rates
Please note due to Coronavirus, all sessions are currently via online e.g. Skype or Zoom or by Telephone.
About me and my therapy practice
*** Coronavirus Alert*** Sessions are currently via Skype, Zoom or telephone only. Please ask about special introductory package.
People come and see me for many reasons. Sometimes it’s general, you just feel like life is kicking you in the teeth and it’s all too much. Sometimes it’s because life is lacking in focus. Or it may be that you have no one who ‘gets you’ or who will really listen to you.
Alternatively, there may be a specific reason. There may have been a death or the breakdown of a relationship. It could be a work, school or friendship related issue; such as being bullied or unfairly treated. Perhaps you may suffer from anxiety or depression or a lack confidence in yourself or your body. Or maybe you are experiencing feelings of anger, frustration, guilt or shame.
Currently Coronavirus is a huge threat and in these uncertain times you may be struggling with a range of feelings including anxiety, panic, loneliness, isolation, fear and grief.
Whatever the reason don't struggle alone. If you feel you are unable to share with friends or family, talk to me and together we can work it out. I am here to listen and help you explore and make sense of things in a private, supportive and non-judgemental environment. My aim is then to help you move forward in a way that is right for you.
After spending over 20 years in the corporate world, I decided to get off the hamster wheel, re-train and began mentoring young people and providing help to families in crisis. Subsequently I have focused on youth mentoring and counselling for adults and young people.
I hold a Foundation Degree and BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling and am a fully registered member of the BACP. I am also DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) and fully insured.
My experience includes working with adults and young people in both private practice and within a counselling organisation, school and charity.
My practice is in a private, comfortable room. Free parking is available.
My first session
In our first meeting I will carry out an informal assessment. The purpose is to find out what has brought you to counselling and what you wish to get from our work together. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have. I will also ask you some questions about your personal history and current situation, as well as your family background.
From this conversation, I will be able to decide whether I can help you and even more importantly, you can decide if you think you will be comfortable in meeting with me.
If we both feel counselling will be beneficial, I will give you copies of my terms and conditions and my privacy statement. We can either go through these in the meeting or you can take them home and read them. After the initial assessment we will then agree on a convenient time to meet each week.
We will carry on speaking together regarding your thoughts and feelings. We will work together to find the cause of these feelings and look at ways to manage or move forward from them. The sessions will go at your pace and we will focus on what you wish to bring to each session to work on.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited