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- Flexible hours available
Currently limited availability.
Sorry I don't work evenings or weekends.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced mental health nurse, counsellor, coach, psychological therapist and clinical supervisor offering counselling online.
I have worked in the NHS since 1981 in many different settings there by bringing a wealth of experience to my counselling practice. I am now in private practice
For those of you interested in my qualifications:
I have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling (passed with Distinction) 1996
I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision 1997
I have a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 2005
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Treatments passed with Distinction 2013
I have an ILM 5 in Coaching and Mentoring 2015
Optional introductory session £30 for 30 minutes. This will enable us to have a discussion about your counselling needs and whether I am the counsellor you are looking for. Also to discuss the counselling contract between us.
Full sessions are £50 per hour (60 minutes)
10% discount for NHS staff members.
Have you considered online counselling? It saves having to rush to appointments. It saves having to find car parking.
I trained as an integrative counsellor, incorporating Gestalt, Person Centred and T.A. approaches. Later I went on to train as a cognitive behavioural therapist enabling me to provide evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety problems such as panic, worry, OCD, health anxiety and PTSD. I will draw on these theories and techniques to inform my practice. If we agree that CBT is the best option for you it is more structured than counselling and you might be given in-between session tasks.
I can work with grief and loss, including loss in the perinatal period, as well as post-natal depression. I also have experience of working with people who have long term health conditions and those who have had adverse childhood experiences.
Our work together will be time limited with the number of sessions being negotiated between us. This will keep the work focused and cost efficient.
My first session
If you would like to find out more before committing, I can offer a 30 minute introductory session over TEAMS. Cost £30. In this session, you can get to know my style, ask any questions about counselling and check out whether I can meet your needs. We can also discuss the counselling contract. I will be happy to answer any questions and most importantly it gives you the opportunity to see if we connect and feel confident that I am the counsellor you want to work with.
It’s important that you have a private space so your counselling session won’t get interrupted and you feel confident that you can talk freely.
Payment will be by PayPal or bank transfer before the session. I will then send you the TEAMs link and counselling contract.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Telephone counselling, Time-limited