- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
In view of the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, I am reviewing how I am delivering counselling. We can discuss how you would prefer to interact. I am following the BACP and UK government guidelines for containing the spread of the virus.
About me and my therapy practice
What to expect - Talking therapy is a way of clarifying your problems in a safe relationship to help you make sense of them and to see them in the context of your life and everything that has happened to you so far. It is no surprise that at times it can be a troubling event, a new challenge, or some discomfort in your life that compels you to take the time to discover your inner strengths, your own worth, and what it will take to overcome these challenges. When you can better understand yourself, you can move forward with choices that give you confidence in your ability to cope with day to day stresses and with any decisions that you want or need to make.
I have worked in the NHS for many years, in private practice and with young people who have grown up in difficult circumstances. I have experience with a wide range of life and relationship problems and have counselled countless people from diverse backgrounds and of different ethnicity and faiths. I completed my training as a counselling psychotherapist through Middlesex University London in 2013. Since then, I have pursued postgraduate courses to keep my skills fresh and up-to-date and to train as a couple counsellor. My aim is for you to feel heard, comfortable and free to explore your thoughts and feelings about yourself, others and your personal experience. I am able to share confidential client testimonials on request.
Please feel free to call, text or message me and we can arrange an initial appointment to talk about how and when we can work together. If you are unsure about talking therapy and whether it would be helpful for you, I am happy to provide a free pre-arranged 20 minutes phone or video consultation to help you decide.
I help couples as well as individuals. You are welcome whether heterosexual or LGBT+. In couple counselling we will get to the heart of how you communicate.
Local transport links include rail and bus services all within easy walking distance of my practice.
I have a dedicated consulting room on the ground floor with disabled access. Please do ask me about this to ensure it meets your needs. There is secure parking.
I hold full indemnity and liability insurance and adhere to current data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU/2016/679) (the GDPR). I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in keeping with GDPR and have rolling Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance to work with adults and children updated yearly.
My first session
Your first video or phone call is FREE and will last 20-30 minutes. This will give you a chance to get to know me and to ask any questions you may have before going ahead with a booking. I can work in a variety of ways to suit your needs and to facilitate personal growth. My experience has given me insights into many different ways of living life. I believe in equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Cost of 50 minutes session is £45
- Consession for trainee counsellors (£35)
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Humanistic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited