- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
Monday: 9:30am - 2pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 9pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 9pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 2pm
I have limited weekend availability. Please get in touch to explore your needs.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and Welcome to my profile……
Do you ever get the feeling that something just isn't quite right, but you can't put your finger on it? Do you find yourself more and more often retreating to be by yourself? Maybe you find yourself overwhelmed by distorted and often unhelpful ways of thinking. Are you behaving in ways that seem out of character or self-sabotaging which can sometimes lead to:
• Prolonged periods of unexplained sadness & low mood
• Relationship Difficulties
• Anger Issues
• Impacting work, social, family, school life
• Lack of self-esteem and self-belief
Perhaps you have experienced or are currently going through something life changing and you are unsure how to cope with it or come to terms with it.
Whatever it is that brings you to my page; I want you to know that you do not have to do all of this on your own. As a fully trained and registered Counsellor; I aim to offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together, we can work though those difficult aspects of your life. I will be by your side whilst you identify helpful shifts in familiar patterns of thought, language and behaviour and support your process of making positive changes in your life and moving forward.
I work with individuals living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and I have had success in supporting those individuals build resilience, reduce anxiety and find creative ways to help them understand themselves and their trigger points.
I have completed the Masters Practitioner Programme in Eating Disorders & Obesity. The training is through the National Centre for Eating Disorders, which is a world renowned centre with training accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I believe in you being the expert of your world, so we will work with what you bring. The focus and the aim of our work will be decided by you and my hope is that I can provide you with a space that empowers you to talk about things that are causing you unease and distress. I will support you in helping you to understand yourself; find answers for your problems and thereby make positive changes.
I work in an integrative way and this means I will draw on different approaches and ways of working in order to best suit and honour your unique and individual needs.
I work from my own comfortable private therapeutic space which is not over looked.
I hold professional registration with both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS).
Covid-19 has provided the backdrop to a time that many are finding very unnerving and unsettling. My practice is Covid-19 secure and I adhere to government guidelines to ensure safe practice for both you and I; therefore at this time I am fortunate to be able to offer face to face appointments. However, I understand that this may not feel right for you at this time so I am also able to offer telephone or virtual appointments.
My first session
After a our first conversation over phone or email, I will invite you in for an assessment at my private practice in Rochford, Essex. This is an opportunity to explore in more depth what brings you to counselling, what you would like to change and what you would like to work on. It's also a chance to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process.
After this initial process, and if you feel comfortable to move forward then we will agree a regular time and day to meet.
Of course there is no obligation to continue after our assessment. Maybe you feel that I am not the right counsellor for you or you feel that counselling isn't for you - that's OK!
Depending on the nature of the support required my fees do vary
Counselling for Children, Young People & Adults
Initial Assessment/Consultation - 60 minutes. £50
Counselling Session - 50 minutes. £40
Limited concessions for those on a lower income & emergency service workers
Eating Disorders Treatment
Initial Assessment/Consultation - 1.5hr - 2hrs £80
Counselling Session - 50 minutes. £60
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited