- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Are you feeling low in mood, anxious or stressed? Have events in your life caused you to feel this way? Are you experiencing some difficulties in your relationships that you need help with? Have you experienced a bereavement that you are struggling to cope with?
Life can be difficult and challenging at times and it isn’t always easy to talk to those closest to you. This is when counselling can be of help.
As a Counsellor, I can offer the opportunity to talk about the difficulties you are facing in a confidential, safe and supportive environment, working together with you on your concerns and enabling you to gain understanding and make sense of how you are feeling so that life can begin to feel easier.
Engaging in counselling provides the opportunity to be listened to with empathy, compassion and understanding, without judgement, as we work together to explore the difficulties you are facing.
As a counsellor, I am person centred in my approach. I will also draw on other models of therapy which I feel may be of benefit to you (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy. I have also completed further specialised training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and bereavement and loss.
I am a BACP Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor with degree in Psychology (BSc) and Masters in Counselling Psychology (MSc) and I have over 18 years of counselling experience working in the area of mental health in various settings; such as the NHS and GP surgeries, the Voluntary Sector, and in the Workplace for Employer Assistance Programmes and in Private Practice.
My first session
Taking the first steps in seeking support can seem daunting and can take a lot of courage. The first session is important, for making sure that you feel comfortable, so that you are able to start to tell me what is troubling you that you need help with and where I can explain to you how I work and how I can be of help. It will be your opportunity to ask questions about me and the counselling I offer, and this will form the basis of our work together, if you decide to go ahead with therapy.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited