- Phone number
- 01562 852145
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I am not available before 2pm on Monday
I am not available on Fridays
About me and my therapy practice
I am a person centred counsellor and have been in practice as an online, as well as face to face, counsellor for twenty years via phone and email , more recently WhatsApp, Skype and Zoom. Since 2014 I've also been working in the virtual world of ProReal (https://vimeo.com181759880) which is a highly inventive snd effective way in which to approach whatever issue you wish to resolve.
I believe we each have the answers we seek within us. I support and help clients to discover the choices available to them. I am non-directive and offer positive unconditional regard in establishing a rewarding, effective therapeutic relationship.
'There is nothing finer than paying someone to listen to you moan every weeek, and it helped me enormously. It still does to this day. I know thr Brits think therapy is some kind of roal weakness, but we don't come with a manual and it's goo to find out what makes you tick.'
Always look on the bright side of life. A Sortabiography. Eric Idle 2018
A very important aspect to consider before entering into counselling is there is no quick fix! Gaining an understanding of an issue is essential, before it can be resolved, takes time.
The most important element of counselling is the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client. I hope the following will give some insight into me and the way I work which I hope will encourage you and give you the confidence to become a client. If you would like more information I would be delighted to have a free chat, either over the phone or at my place of work in Cookley, with no obligation before you make a decision.
I offer a comfortable and private space in my counselling room and the opportunity to discuss whatever issue is disturbing you in strict confidence. Through an understanding, empathy, expertise, developed over several years, and the development of a unique therapeutic relationship I assist clients resolve disturbing issues, achieve greater self-awareness, gain a greater understanding of 'why they are where they're at' or, achieve the empowerment they may be seeking to enjoy a more fulfilling life.
I am an experienced counsellor having worked in a variety contexts and witha wide variety of issues.
I am non-judgmental and offer unconditional, positive, regard to all. Person centredness is my way of being not just a way of counselling. I believe that each of us has all the answers we are seeking within our 'self' - we may just need someone who is not emotionally involved and who knows nothing about us, other than what we choose to disclose, to help discover them. I'm non-directive and encourage clients to realise and appreciate the choices available to them and to choose the ones which are in their best interest. A consequence of this is the enhancement of self-awareness, greater personal development, self-actualisation and autonomy. Consequently clients gain the ability to choose the life they wish to lead.
My first session
I offer a free of charge, and without obligation, thirty minute session, either face to face, online or by telephone, to discuss the issue(s) you wish to resolve and how, together, we may achieve this.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited