- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified Person Centred counsellor and am passionate about helping people to work through what ever difficulties they are facing in their lives, in confidence and without judgement. My approach is non directive and I don't offer advice, but I do listen and offer respect unconditionally. I am very friendly and approachable, as I know how difficult it can be to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable and safe with. I believe that you have the right to be completely autonomous, as only you know how you feel and what path will lead you to self discovery and self fulfilment. I will follow your lead through your therapeutic journey.
I was previously a teacher for 13 years within both the justice system and FE college before qualifying as a counsellor, and have vast experience of the stress that many teachers and education care providers can endure. This was one of many reasons why I decided to train to become a counsellor.
Within counselling, I have experience of working with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues, work related issues and low self esteem. I offer a quiet sanctuary where you can escape the hussle and bustle of life and address any issues which are causing you emotional distress. These could be having a negative effect on your home or work life, or both. You may feel completely isolated and need someone impartial to talk to without being told what to do. I can offer the 'time out' that you are looking for and the chance to work together therapeutically to discover the true you.
My first session
I offer a free initial 30 minute session to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling, providing you with an opportunity to see if you are comfortable working with me therapeutically.
Following this, the sessions will all be 50 minutes, with every 6th session being a review. This allows us to discuss your progression and determine if you feel your needs are being met. If you feel they are, and you wish to continue attending therapy, the next review will be following another 6 sessions. I offer long term therapy, but if at any point you, or I feel the therapeutic relationship is not working for any reason, or you feel I am not meeting your needs, we can discuss this at any time. I can suggest another form of counselling and sign post you.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling