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Appointments available Monday to Friday 8am-2pm
About me and my therapy practice
Hello. I hope you will find here all you need to help you make your decision about the most appropriate counsellor for your needs.
Do you just need to hear your thoughts said out loud with a warm accepting person who will receive you for who you are without judgement? or maybe you just need to be present with an empathic person and the words will come when they are ready.
Perhaps the following statements mean something to you:
Why do I keep feeling like this?
I don’t see the point, what’s it all been for?
I should be able to get on top of this.
There is no one I can tell because they just won’t understand. They’ll just try to fix me and I don’t know that it is fixable, it’s just me.
What if it doesn’t work, what then?
I feel so alone.
Life won’t ever be the same again.
I would like to believe I can trust someone with who I really am and feel safe.
If they do and you are ready to explore whatever is going on for you, I’m ready to listen. I will offer you a warm, caring professional relationship through which we can examine what you choose to bring.
The belief that you are the expert in your own life is at the heart of the work I offer. I share with you the everyday reality of being human and all of the challenges and joys that go with it and I know sometimes it is not easy.
At present with the Covid- 19 Pandemic I am offering online and telephone consultations but am keeping that under review and hope as the situation improves to be able to offer face to face sessions in Headingley and Leeds City Centre.
I have special interests in the challenges that dealing with the realities of our limited existence present for us, often classified as part of bereavement counselling or existential work and working with young people and with the challenges faced by them in transitioning from child to adult.
I have a varied work history having experience in the worlds of the Arts, Child Care, Commerce, Higher and Medical Education, Legal, The Police and Politics.
I have also been a primary carer for two children and combined that with part time working.
My first session
I offer a free initial half an hour telephone or online consultation during which you can ask any questions and can then decide if you want to work with me as your counsellor.
Then at our first full session we will agree how we are going to work together and agree a contract for that work.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited