- Wheelchair accessible office
I currently have spaces available so please feel free to contact me for an informal chat. I am available Monday afternoons and evenings.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified counsellor who will support you in a confidential and safe space. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor is key.
A warm, genuine and intuitive person, who builds trust naturally and with care. I have worked for over 27 years in person-focused roles (including mental health, guidance, wellbeing and advocacy).
Apart from my counselling role, I also work in the NHS as a wellbeing practitioner -supporting patients with chronic health conditions to improve their mental and physical wellbeing and health outcomes.
My Qualifications: MBACP (Reg), MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, PG Dip Careers Guidance, BSc Hons Sociology.
An integrative therapist, I start from a Person-Centred Therapy approach (client led, from your experience). I can also draw upon other therapies, such as CBT and emotion focusing. Being aware of other approaches and methods helps to achieve a positive counselling outcome, as each person is unique.
You can read a brief outline about the types of therapy here: https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/types-of-therapy/person-centred-counselling/
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I adhere to strict ethical guidelines. I undertake personal supervision once a month. This ensures that my clients are getting the best possible care and support.
My counselling training took place at Age UK, Wirral - with the emotional health and wellbeing service. This allowed me to understand a diverse range of client's and their experiences, from aged 18-70's+. The Brain Charity Liverpool enriched my experience in working with people and their families living with neurological conditions.
My first session
FREE 20–30-minute assessment/chat by phone offered without obligation to book a session:
Once you have contacted me via this website, we can arrange a convenient time for you to have an informal chat over the phone and discuss your issues (and whether you would like to book any sessions). This will give you a good idea of whether you would like us to work together.
If you decide to move forward and book a first session- It will give us an opportunity to look at the reasons for why you are seeking counselling, put a brief counselling contract in place, discuss boundaries and confidentiality.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work