- Phone number
- 07894 531296
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I enjoy working with individuals because I am passionate about helping them overcome struggles in their lives and in empowering them to reach their full potential.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor with a Level Four Diploma in integrative counselling. My practice started in the voluntary sector, supporting adults who were experiencing domestic abuse and then supporting parents of children with autism and disabilities. For twelve years I have worked for a charity mainly in a school setting, most of my experience during this time has been working one to one with age 11-19yrs, running workshops and setting up and running two successful counselling services in Grammar schools and sixth form colleges. I now run a small private practice for young people and adults.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with ME (CFS). Since then my work has reduced considerably, by choice, to ensure self care and to still maintain a high standard of support to the clients I work with. ME has enabled me to emotionally and physically have insight into what it is like to live with a chronic illness on a day to day basis. I welcome the opportunity to work with anyone suffering with a hidden disability.
I have found solution focused brief therapy and creative therapy useful in my practice and I hold humanistic values which include importance of self-development and working with the whole of the person. I explore with the client their beliefs, feelings, thoughts and actions whilst acknowledging and respecting their strengths and values.
Person-centred counselling underpins my work. I believe the relationship is the most important element in predicting the success of client work and that the client will find their own answers.
My first session
In this session I will complete an assessment of your needs with you, we will look at the issues that are relevant to you. We can discuss what you are hoping to gain from our work together.
You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about our work together and we can discuss any worries you may have about commencing the work. It is my hope at the beginning and during our work together that I will put you at ease and you will feel safe and supported.
We will go through a counselling agreement together and included in this will be confidentiality and limits of this due to safeguarding issues. We will discuss privacy and data protection.
You can get in touch before starting sessions by text or email if you would like to arrange a free 15min consultation.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited