- Phone number
- 0783 702 1726
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Maybe you feel you need to do something about your situation? Perhaps you are struggling with a lack of self-confidence? Unclear about what your options might be? You may never have thought of counselling before, or perhaps it did help once. But now might be the time to look for that sort of support in finding the way ahead.
I often work with people experiencing changes in themselves, their outlook, their relationships, or other personal circumstances. Maybe anxiety, bereavement, or in some way a loss of meaning. My aim is to support clients in finding a level of coping – to find it easier to get out of bed in the mornings. I try to listen so that you can listen to yourself.
These months of staying at home during the pandemic have shown to many of us the healing power of nature and the value of calming and reflective practices like mindfulness. As a therapist I am wanting to support each client's own personal form of spirituality.
Would I be the right sort of counsellor for you? I can honestly say that I usually find it easy to relate to a wide range of people. I do have many years’ experience of pastoral care. I am naturally a good listener.
I try to avoid jargon which could be off-putting. My approach to counselling is both what is called 'person-centred (which is about trusting that each person has the potential to become more fully themselves) and 'existential' (that in opening up our awareness of how each of us exists we can learn to make our best life-choices).
My first session
It can feel quite daunting to think about starting counselling. So our first session would be to gently identify what has prompted you and to see what you want the therapy to help with - or maybe just to find the right place to start.
I will carefully explain, and we can discuss and agree, key matters such as how your confidentiality will be protected. These will include all the practicalities which will ensure that our sessions remain a safe space for you.
I will offer you a full 50 minute session but with no fee for that first one as you make sure that it feels ok for you.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling