- Flexible hours available
AvailabilityI am available now for face-to-face appointments, to meet on an agreed and regular basis to fit your working/caring pattern, finances, and therapeutic needs.
About me and my therapy practice
When you find yourself going through a hard time, you may feel confused and disorientated. You will spend your time trying to figure out feelings of unhappiness, destructive behaviours, and repeated unhelpful patterns in relationships. You may have unexplained symptoms like panic attacks, or difficulty sleeping at night, or a lack of motivation and satisfaction at work. You feel stuck and things you took pleasure in now seem pointless and hard work. I am a qualified and professional counsellor who will work through these feelings with you to figure out whats behind them.
I have validated and accredited experience of working with clients in a trauma informed way. My clients have talked about anxiety and depression; family estrangement (which I have a lived experience of) and family patterns; relationships; dissociation; abuse and adverse childhood experiences; traumatic past events; work stresses; struggles with identity and life purpose; bereavement and chronic grief, and much more.
My clients have said that they found relief in just having the opportunity to speak impartially, empathically and without a response that suggests a solution. With increased awareness I may challenge your thinking, and ask you to look again at the situation, to develop deeper insight and a different perspective. I am committed to your goal of considering new things. Together, let’s start the journey of being curious about your experiences and what it would be like to try a new way of being.
At the end of their therapy with me, clients have said they have found the experience beneficial and helpful in bringing about the changes in their lives. I have witnessed improvements in mood within a few sessions, and life changing decisions at the end of therapy. Coming to counselling has become a lifestyle choice for some of my clients, returning on a when they need it basis.
Counselling aims to get you to understand and overcome issues that bring emotional pain and discomfort. I offer you a safe space and a professional approach with empathic presence to talk about what you are going through. You have the opportunity to explore and make sense of it all in your own way and without judgement. We will work together so you get to what you want as an outcome.
I have a comfortable and inspiring space, free from intrusion, distractrion and interruption. My clients have said it is a relaxing and safe space that provided them the opportunity to reflect and consider their experiences. It is an environment to facilitate hope, possibility and resilience for your growth. I guarantee complete confidentiality.
My first session
Upon initial inquiry I assure you of my warmest welcome and a immediate response. After agreeing an appointment I will provide you with more details of how counselling with me works, and the essential boundaries that help you to feel safe.
I will collect very brief background information from you about what brings you to counselling and what you expect as an outcome of your sessions.
At the beginning of the first session we will explore any outstanding questions and concerns you may still have, after which and very gently, the work begins.
I assure you of my very best attention at all times.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited