- Phone number
- 07873 507 867
- Flexible hours available
I offer face to face, telephone and online counselling sessions on Mondays - Thursdays between 10am - 7.30pm.
About me and my therapy practice
Before I trained as a counsellor, I worked for several years in family support for a well-known charity. Many of the parents and colleagues I worked with seemed to benefit enormously from being listened to, heard, and understood. This came quite naturally to me and continues to be something I thoroughly enjoy and am passionate about, so I embarked on training as a counsellor while bringing up my 3 children (all adults now). Alongside studying for my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I successfully completed the Cruse Bereavement Care training and worked as a volunteer counsellor for them for 3 years. After qualifying I worked in the Education sector as a School Counsellor for 5 years before fulfilling my dream of setting up my own private practice working from home.
I have gained a broad experience of working with a variety of people from different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs with an equally diverse range of issues and difficulties. I count myself as very privileged to have witnessed first-hand the major positive changes in the lives of many of the individuals I have worked with.
My training is as a Person-Centred counsellor, however, in practice my work is Integrative as I use techniques from several different therapy approaches dependant upon your individual needs and what suits you best.
I am now working exclusively with adults and can offer flexible appointment times, including evenings whether you are looking for short or long term counselling.
I have found that no matter who you are, what you have been through or are currently going through in life being genuinely heard and understood by someone else is a deeply healing process which often brings relief, calmness, and greater clarity. Wrestling with intense thoughts and feelings on your own can be utterly exhausting and can often leave you feeling stuck or going round in circles, but having a safe and confidential space to share with a trusted professional can lead to surprising breakthroughs and a deeper understanding of yourself, the issues you are struggling with, and your relationship with others.
Ultimately, the aim is to find ways to help you live as full and rewarding a life as possible. In due course, if you are willing and feel able, we can look creatively at strategies and options tailored to your individual needs so that you feel better equipped to deal with some of life's challenges.
Of course, there is no magic wand and these changes often need to be made one step at a time and practiced until they become more instinctive.
Throughout our work together your well-being is paramount and therefore you choose the pace we go and how much you feel comfortable to share with me. I will be alongside you to support and accept you without judgement whatever you decide to do.
My first session
I offer a free 30 minute chat either in person, on the phone or online to talk through any questions or concerns you may have regarding counselling and to see if you feel I am the right person for you to work with.
Just give me a call or send me a text or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a suitable time.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited