- Phone number
- 0151 733 5039
Please note that I am on leave until Monday 4th July 2022.
About me and my therapy practice
Holding 20 years’ experience, I initially trained in person-centred therapy. However, my knowledge and experience continues to grow and incorporate other approaches to therapy as well as issues of culture and diversity; lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans issues (an LGBTQ+ affirmative approach); gender; race and ethnicity; neurodiversity and other potential areas of discrimination. Overall, I seek an anti-oppressive approach.
I now work in an integrative way, tailored as far as possible to a client's needs. Experience has shown me that different people need different things at different times.
Some clients find it helpful to explore their past - their childhood experiences, relationships with parents or other family members, often shedding light on current problems or difficult relationships.
Others may focus on specific concerns, setting an agenda, seeking solutions and working towards goals. CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can often be helpful in this.
Learning to relax and self soothe using breathing techniques or mindfulness, grounding and calming the body; working with the 'inner child' or other 'parts' can also be effective.
General self-care and lifestyle changes, including further understanding about the biology and physiology of stress, anxiety and panic and recognising the triggers of these states is also an important aspect for many clients. Nutrition and dietary insights have similarly been enlightening.
Many people find benefit in simply achieving a regular, trustworthy and private space where they feel supported, encouraged and heard without criticism.
My first session
I offer a free half-hour meeting with no obligation, to meet me, see the premises and ask any questions. It’s crucial that you feel at ease.
I have week day availability, daytime and late afternoons/early evenings. Parking is usually available outside the premises and frequent buses run 100m from the door.
Please feel free to call me for an informal chat - I am happy to discuss concerns over the phone or via email. I have an answer machine and will always return your call or emails.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work