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I provide flexible confidential individual counselling to young people and adults from 13 years upwards in the UK in the daytime, evening and weekends to meet client needs.
Sessions for individuals are for 1 hour, this allows time for you to get settled, 50 minutes of therapy and time to check out.
I have a home-based counselling practice which is both quiet and private. I do not publish my address on here but, once we have agreed a first appointment and payment has been received to confirm the session I will give you all the information you need.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a friendly, down to earth Counsellor who will offer you a safe, contained space with a smile and relaxed environment to explore the topics you choose to bring. During our sessions together you will be shown respect, understanding and patience, to allow you the time and space to speak freely and openly. I’m not here to fix, nor is my role to tell you what you need to do. My role is to give you time and space to make sense of your world, explore any strategies that might help and enable you to take control and become the best person you can be.
Throughout life we can feel at times our life is challenging, making us feel powerless, overwhelmed, confused and alone. Sometimes we have no support networks or find it difficult to trust someone in our life with our thoughts and feelings. Very often, talking to someone who isn’t emotionally involved about difficulties we are experiencing can help us understand our innermost feelings and give clarity on where we currently find ourselves. I understand the decision to begin counselling can feel very daunting and cause uncertainty in what to expect. What I can assure you is I will provide you with a safe therapeutic space and be alongside you on your own personal journey every step of the way.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor which means I will ensure you encounter a safe, confidential environment where you feel heard, accepted and valued for who you are. I hold the belief that the strength of the relationship between the counsellor and client is one of the most important factors for you to be able to find a way of life which is more rewarding. Together we can build a warm, safe and trustworthy relationship.
I predominately work in a Person-Centred way in that my approach puts emphasis on you being at the centre of the counselling process but can tailor this when needed by introducing methods and techniques to find out what works for you.
I am a fully qualified counsellor where my counselling work is fully supervised with up to date indemnity insurance, a clear enhanced DBS certificate, GDPR Compliant and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) where I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Prior to embarking on my counselling journey I have worked with children with and without Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in education and residential settings. This career has supported the transition to become a counsellor because of the recognition of being able to build up positive, trusting relationships with others as well as encouraging them to meet their own potential. I understand the difficulties and stress education staff and children are put under as well as the pressure to achieve academic success. I have experience of working with a wide range of age groups including young people aged 13 years upwards. I understand how difficult the teenage years can be and the issues that surrounding this.
I have previously worked with a national organisation offering counselling in schools in Lancashire working in a creative way and as a volunteer counsellor at Mind for 3 years.
As well a running a private practice I work as a counsellor at a charity supporting people with mental health and wellbeing issues.
I invite you to get in contact for a FREE 20-minute telephone call. I respond to every enquiry; please ensure you check your spam/junk email folders.
My first session
Thinking about accessing counselling can bring up lots of different feelings and I never underestimate the courage it takes to make the first step. I recognise it is very important you connect with your counsellor - I am able to offer a FREE 20-minute telephone call before booking any sessions with me. This call gives you the opportunity to share what you want to gain from counselling, gives you the space to ask any questions to see if you feel comfortable with me and allows me the chance to check that I am able to offer you the help that you need.
What happens now
There is no obligation to proceed, but if we both feel it is right, we can arrange a time and day to meet for your first session. There is no obligation to book further sessions and you will be free to go away and think things over before committing yourself to future work. I offer both short and long-term counselling and we can review what is most suitable for you.
Engaging in counselling can be life changing, taking you on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to be more self-aware of the choices you have made, feel more confident to make your own decisions, improve relationships with yourself and others, to be in more of control of your life and have a greater sense of happiness.
Sessions are £40 payable by bank transfer at the beginning of the session to secure your appointment. Reduced rates are available for people in receipt of benefits, unemployed or students.
Everyone’s journey in counselling is different and it will depend on what you are bringing to the sessions on how long you would like to continue. We will have regular reviews to check in on the changes in your life and whether more sessions would be of value to you. You will have full control on whether you would like to continue or not.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, 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