- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am passionate about helping people to move forward with their lives and gain emotional stability. I counsel individuals from different cultures, lifestyles, with a faith or none so I connect and relate to what is important to you and your values. The testimonials from adults during my work with NHS GP surgeries hopefully speak for themselves. ‘Incredibly helpful and I feel like a new person and so much happier’ (CG), ‘Excellent, 100% positive impact’ (JS), ‘My children have never seen me so happy’( TB), ‘Theresa is easy to talk to, very kind as well’ (SP), ‘Not like any other counsellor I have seen in the past’ (DL), ‘Theresa was very effective, great listener and helpful, great energy’ (JF), ‘Out of the darkness and into the light’ (JB), ‘You have made me smile, my heart feel warm and helped me to process some of my tangled thoughts (JF).
I am trained in child therapy which tends to be longer term in dealing with emotional issues such as attachment, separation, suicidal ideation, divorce, bullying, low self esteem, identity, anxiety, melt downs, withdrawn behaviour, bereavement and life transitions such as school changes. I utilise creativity through art and play therapy to help younger children to express themselves. It has been life changing to see transforming positive change in the children that I have counselled.
Children’s testimonies: ‘Thank you for your help with the bullies. I can’t thank you enough for all the things you have done. You have made all of my anger and sadness go away. You are the person I trust and I want you to know you are part of my family.’ (Aged 10).
‘I am going to mis you so mutch. I will never foget you. Im going to play games nely the same wiv you.’(Aged 5- as originally written).
I am a person centred counsellor which means I offer acceptance and empathy in a non-judgemental therapeutic environment. In the 60 minute session I provide a safe place for you to explore your emotions at your own pace. I am sensitive to your values and needs and I work with your priorities. Emotional pain, guilt, shame and blame affects our ability to experience the fullness of life, so I can offer support for you to explore your emotions in a confidential space. I adhere to GDPR privacy regulations. I have competed Levels 2, 3 and Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling. My previous background involved child protection in a legal capacity.
I can help with addictions, self harm, eating disorders, obsessions, OCD, phobias, abuse, bereavement, post traumatic stress, health related issues, ADD/ADHD, Aids/HIV, Autism, Cancer, ME, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Disability, Identity, Cultural issues, Men’s and Women’s issues, Self esteem, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Religion, Child-related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Work - related issues, Bullying, Stress, Anger Management, Redundancy.
I offer face to face counselling, telephone, online zoom, or walking therapy for adults. I also provide 1-1 creative art and play therapy for children which tends to be long term. I have a current DBS certificate in place and I am insured.
My first session
The first session is £30 (40% reduction) to allow you to decide whether you would like us to work together. Our first 60 minute session is to establish your presenting problems and ensure that we are happy to work together on these issues. We can explore areas of your life that are causing you emotional distress and we can look at what you expect from counselling and how best to move forward. This session will also establish our contract and essential information for future sessions if you decide to continue. I will explain how therapy works for optimum results and also to understand what will meet your needs. There is an additional fee for travelling to home visits depending on the distance and feasibility.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited