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- Flexible hours available
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I currently have some availability. Please do contact me to arrange a no obligation introductory consultation session.
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome to Pure Thoughts Counselling. Firstly, let me tell you, that I have been where you are. Taking those first daunting steps towards changing your life; improving your world; becoming the person you long to be can feel overwhelming to start with. Finding the right person to turn to can feel like a lottery. I remember it well. Having experienced what therapy can really achieve, I would erg you to find that inner strength we all have within. No matter how deeply hidden it may feel, you do have the power to take that first step towards your new future.
How do I know this? I have experienced humanity at its rawest. I was a Police Officer for eleven years, and have seen the inner resilience we as human beings can find when the world is at its darkest. It was witnessing this inner power of the human spirit that lead me to becoming a counsellor. I longed to support others in their time of need, to nurture that inner resilience than can feel so hidden, and as, such I am here for you now.
Working together, we will explore what is troubling you; what is causing that feeling of dread or sadness, holding you back from living a happy and contented life. I will be with you while we look at those difficult experiences together, taking those steps towards experiencing life, the way you want to.
I hold a degree and postgrad in Person-Centred Counselling. I have additional interests in Polyvagal Theory, which addresses the way our mind reacts to trauma and anxiety. This can be very helpful for living well after traumatic events that may have had a lasting negative effect on your life experience. Living with Fibromyalgia myself, I have a particular interest in body held trauma, which can be related to illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other debilitating illnesses. I know how hard it can be to live with these conditions and the impact they have on living our lives well, which can cause a feeling of bereavement for the person we once were.
I specialise in online therapy. We will use Zoom, which is an encrypted service. My clients and I find that this works very well. We can meet, whilst you remain in the comfort of your own home.
My first session
Your first step towards a developing a new you, is to contact me, by phone or email if you prefer. We will then agree a time together where we can talk through why you would like to undertake counselling. This is a free no obligation introductory session. As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP), I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework. This initial meeting will be either by Zoom or by phone. It’s your opportunity to ask any questions and for us to get to know each other a little, before our counselling sessions formally begin.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited