- Phone number
- 01428 604735
I am available from Monday to Saturday after 12pm.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a counsellor with over 28 years experience and have worked in intensive therapy within addiction treatment centres including prisons. I have lived in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and have extensive experience in living and working within different cultures.
I hold Diplomas in Psychodynamic Counselling and in Supervision and have other relevant qualifications.
Working psychodynamically is the art of balancing the need to learn about the past and how it influences or affects us in the present. It is my role, to be alert to and aware of patterns in a personal history and how these may be causing distress and disturbance requiring care and sensitivity.
My work is not mine alone. It belongs to you, the client first of all. I also have clinical supervision with my supervisor in order to ensure that my practice is safe, ethical and rigorous.
I work in a safe and peaceful environment and offer four sessions to begin with but of course, a client is free to decide after the initial session, if this is what they wish to continue to do. The first session is usually an assessment on both sides, where a presenting problem is acknowledged, contracting is explained and explored and a baseline personal history is taken.
I am keen to ensure that I give a thorough explanation of confidentiality and I also check on light medical history details as appropriate, for example, use of medication.
Sessions are from an hour to an hour and a half if required, as agreed prior to starting counselling. I do not work with acute addiction or mental health issues and am keen to assist with helping the client to be referred on to more appropriate services.
If there are any further questions or concerns, I am willing to address these at first contact, if that is helpful.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling