- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
In view of the evolving coronavirus pandemic, I am reviewing how I am delivering counselling. We can discuss how you would prefer to interact. I am following the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and UK government guidelines for containing the spread of the virus.
About me and my therapy practice
Talking therapy is a way of clarifying your problems with someone to help you make sense of them and to see them in the context of your life and everything that has happened 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 ethnicities and faiths.
Please feel free to call, text or message me and we can arrange an initial appointment to meet up and talk about how and when we can work together. If you are unsure about counselling and whether it would be helpful for you, I am happy to provide a free pre-arranged 20 minutes phone consultation to help you decide.
I help couples as well as individuals. You are welcome whether heterosexual or LGBT+. It is normal for couples to experience ups and downs. This can lead to disssatisfaction with their relationship and make partners question whether they are really suited to each other. In couple counselling we will get to the heart of how you communicate. We will find out what is happening in your relationship and I will guide you to open up your communication and increase your confidence in handling conflict.
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 about 20 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.
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