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- Flexible hours available
I predominantly offer both on line and telephone counselling.
I have limited availability for face-to-face counselling.
About me and my therapy practice
I have worked as a counsellor for 20 years and, through my work, I have been privileged to meet many unique and beautiful human beings.
As a counsellor, I believe my greatest strength is my ability to create a meaningful connection with another human being. I believe in always striving to be genuine, authentic, empathic and to feel an unconditional acceptance of others. All of these qualities I consider to be vital in order to create a therapeutic relationship with someone who is looking for help, with whatever it is that has led them to seek counselling.
I believe within counselling, a meaningful and trusting relationship with another human being is a vital part of the therapy, and that it is this relationship with another that enables us to understand and accept ourselves and to heal and grow.
As a counsellor, I view myself as a fellow traveller, sharing part of another persons journey through life, for as long as they want me alongside them. I feel both humbled and honoured when someone puts their trust in me, and invites me to walk alongside them for a while, and shares with me with their unique story.
I have worked with a wide variety of issues including, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, stress, work related issues, trauma and bereavement. I also have experience of working with clients on the autistic spectrum. In addition, I have experience and a special interest in working with clients who have experienced a cancer diagnosis and treatment and the associated emotional impact that has.
Since the pandemic I have moved to working mostly online offering video calls using Zoom, MS Teams, Skype or FaceTime. Many clients have found this a good way to access counselling and it can provide more flexibility and convenience.
I am continuing to offer limited face to face sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons where available.
I work within a small counselling organisation called Lemon Grove Counselling & Therapy, which is run jointly by myself, and fellow counsellor, Marco Centonze. We set up Lemon Grove because we both believe in the same approach and our aim is to create the peace and tranquility that goes hand in hand with the healing process.
My first sessionIf you would like to meet with me, I would be pleased to offer you either a short free telephone chat or a full payable session with no obligation to continue.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited