- Phone number
- 07516 058435
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a compassionate Counsellor with extensive experience working with adults and young people, currently working as a Counselling Lead at a Sixth Form college; alongside my private practice in Stretton and Lymm, Warrington.
My passion lies in creating a safe and supportive space, having experienced trauma first hand when I was 14 years old, I understand how crucial it is to have the right help through the difficult times.
I am experienced in working with adults and young people in the voluntary, public and private sector including colleges and youth centres.
My core training is Person-Centred; this will thread throughout the work we do. From the initial appointment we will then discuss the focus of your sessions, which I tailor to each individual.
Empathy is very important to me. I acknowledge that everyone is different and I strive to understand each individual. I feel privileged to be invited into your life, as together we work through the painful and difficult times.
I also work creatively, using Person-Centred Expressive Art Therapy. This can be beneficial in allowing us to freely express our feelings when we don't have the words to explain. Creative Therapy is at your choice, this can be discussed in more detail depending on your preference.
Talking about painful and difficult subjects can be daunting and uncomfortable. It takes courage and strength to share this. It is my role to offer you a safe and supportive space, taking time to build trust and honesty between us. I understand the therapeutic relationship between you and myself is key.
To have someone who you are able to relate to is extremely valuable. In the sessions you are not alone, and you are not being judged.
You are in a safe space, as you put the world outside on pause, we can reflect and see what is important to you.
I currently work online and face to face. (with COVID 19 safe measures in place).
My first session
I offer the choice of an introductory session (up to 30minutes) or we can start with a full session.
I understand you may feel nervous particularly for the first session, it is my role to help you feel safe and at ease.
The first session is about meeting each other and to see how you feel working with me, it is important that you feel comfortable.
We will talk about what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to get from the sessions, if you do decide to work with me. I will also explain in more detail about how I work and help answer any questions you may have.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling