- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome.
I am a qualified mental health nurse with experience of thirty seven years’ working in the NHS. I have built on my nursing career and knowledge by undertaking further postgraduate studies in counselling and psychotherapy. I have experience of working with people with a range of mental health needs and have worked in a variety of settings including community.
At times of emotional distress and crisis, feeling can be overwhelming and painful. Change and confronting difficulties can be frightening, it can feel that staying with familiar ways of being is the safest option. I believe that everyone has the inherent potential to grow, change and heal. I offer a safe , warm, supportive, nonjudgmental space to explore issues of concern, relationships, and unhelpful patterns of behavior.
I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service for Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. I offer counselling sessions in a private, quiet environment a few minutes walk from Ledbury town centre. I can tailor the number of sessions to your individual needs providing long and short term work, and can offer evening and weekend appointments.
How will I work with you ?
I work in relational manner, this means the relationship created between myself and the client, becomes the vehicle to explore the areas of concern. I seek to build positive , empathetic relationships with clients so that the relationship between us becomes an supportive environment to promote healing, growth and change.
I have integrated into my practice mindfulness techniques and meditation sessions which can be helpful when experiencing painful emotions and anxiety.
MSc integrative psychotherapy (Birmingham university)
• Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (Birmingham City University)
• RMN (registered mental health nurse)
• BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
• NMP (non-medical prescriber)
I am an UKCP accredited clinical member, and a MBACP.
I adhere to the ethical framework, as described by the UKCP and BACP, and have regular clinical supervision with a UKCP supervisor.
Please contact me for an initial discussion without sending any sensitive information. If you wish to send information that you feel is sensitive, then I can advise on how to ensure this is done confidentially and securely.
For confidentiality, my email correspondence is stored securely within the EU.
My first session
The first session provides an opportunity for us to explore the area of concern, begin to form a relationship and assess if we can work together . Part of this process will be an assessment to establish if I am able to offer the help you need and for you to decide if you would like to continue.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy