- Phone number
- 01617 638720
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My core training is Person Centred, which is the basis for all the work I undertake and is rooted in empathy, honesty and being non-judgemental. Each client is accepted and valued as themselves.
I offer a confidential, safe place where you are heard. I provide an opportunity to explore problem areas in your life within a relationship of trust, empathy and therapeutic challenge. The aim is to help you to understand yourself more and to reach your potential, perhaps finding resolutions or developing coping strategies.
I have worked effectively with many different individuals, presenting with wide ranging issues, and I will always allow your specific needs to inform the way we work, introducing techniques or suggestions to help you to understand and find a solution to your situation. Together we can begin to understand why you are struggling, addressing the way past situations, relationships and events may have impacted on your life, and finding practical ways of dealing with stress to improve the way that you feel.
I believe that we all hold within us the answer to our own problems and that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is a unique and powerful one, which can lead to the resolution of issues in a lasting and effective way. The personal strength which comes from finding your own solution can remain with you and be drawn upon in the future.
As well as working with adults, I am experienced in working with children and young people, and have worked within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as well as counselling charities.
As a member of BACP I adhere to the ethical code and the requirement to have regular professional supervision and to continue developing professionally.
I prefer to work face-to-face although am currently able to offer sessions online. I work with adults and children from all backgrounds and communities.
My first session
The first session is for you to ask any questions you may have about how I work or about the therapy process in general. You also have the opportunity to tell me about yourself, and to look at the issues you would like to explore.
The initial session should give us a good idea as to whether we would like to work together and continue with further sessions. It can take a great deal of courage to seek counselling and it is important that you feel that you have made the right choice and that I am the right person for you.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited