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- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Everyone will become ‘unstuck’ at various times in their life, may find themselves in emotional turmoil and may not know which path to take. I truly believe that every adult should have counselling available to them, if we have a broken leg we go and seek medical attention, if we experience psychological/emotional hurt or distress we should seek psychological/emotional therapy. I am trained to a very high level (MA Clinical Counselling) yet I am very down to earth, warm and friendly.
Coming from a nursing and counselling background, I have worked with clients who have long term physical health problems, mainly cancer, which may or may not be life limiting, helping clients learn to live with a diagnosis and adapt to a new way of living. This is particularly prevalent at the moment with increasing numbers suffering from Long Covid. I have helped clients adjust to living with a terminal diagnosis, and to live with a 'new normal' of having gone through cancer treatment and coming out of the other side still looking the same but feeling incredibly changed. I have worked with the carers of those suffering with illnesses and supporting their emotional needs during this very difficult time. I have worked extensively with bereavement, individuals whose loved one’s have died and are finding it difficult to cope with their grief and loss.
I have facilitated bereavement groups for several years and will be starting this again soon once it is allowed to do so , I have helped clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, living and dealing with domestic abuse both historically and currently, traumatic events, work related matters, relationship issues, self-esteem issues and identity crises. I now work as a self-employed psychotherapist/counsellor.
I work from home and have a purpose built counselling suite which has its own entrance, waiting area, and parking area. I offer face to face counselling/psychotherapy, on-line (via zoom) and telephone counselling sessions. I have private access to a public footpath in Lymm and can offer walking and talking therapy if this would be preferable to you. I have a large therapy dog that can sit in on sessions, who has a calming, loyal and solid presence however this is optional, she doesn’t mind either way.
If you have any queries or questions please feel free to get in contact, and I will reply as soon as possible.
My first session
If you decide that we could work together, we will meet for an initial 30 minute session, free of charge, for you to get a feel for if we can work together well. The most important part of therapy is the relationship that is built between you and I, the therapist and the client. I will welcome you in an open, non-judgemental, warm and caring manner. Our sessions will thereafter be weekly or fortnightly for 50 minutes as we will arrange to suit us mutually.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling