- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am an Integrative professional counsellor with many years of experience and I counsel adults, also young people 13 years of age & upwards. I counsel all clients individually on a 1-1 basis.
The first session is for a reduced fee of £30 and is an opportunity for you to meet with me and discuss what you want, or expect from counselling. A contract is talked through about fees; sessions, cancellations etc. Counselling as I see it is a special relationship with a trained professional person who will help and support you, the client, explore any difficulties/issues in your life in a supportive, warm, approachable, caring way without being judgmental in any way. After the initial session the fee is £40 per session.
I am an ACCREDITED/Regd Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and am bound by their Ethical Framework and receive professional supervision.
I am also a qualified College lecturer and I was a Counselling Trainer at Intermediate and Higher Education level.
I worked in a Gp practice for three years as a counsellor.
I have undertaken Seren training and worked for that excellent organisation as a Counsellor - (Adults sexually abused as children)
I worked for four years with Women's Aid as a Counsellor.
I am at present a Staff Counsellor for a local FE/HE College
I achieved a post-qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in March 2009.
I also achieved a TA (Transactional analysis) 101 qualification
Also I have achieved an Accredited Stress Management Practitioner/Instructor qualification.
Also I have the skills of Life Coaching whereby I work with and support clients to look at goal-setting so they can try and achieve their ambitions. I am also a Reiki practitioner
Because of Coronavirus I am only counselling online at present via WhatsApp video or Facetime or Messenger or Mobile phone.
In normal circumstances I do work face to face in my private practice, but not at present, other than as I've mentioned above WhatsApp video, Facetime, Messenger or Mobile phone.
My first session
The first session is an opportunity for you to meet with me and decide if I am the Counsellor for you, as the Counselling relationship is a vital part of the counselling process. Its for a reduced fee of £30 and you are under no pressure whatsoever to return to me for therapy after that. You can have time to reflect upon whether you wish to continue with me as your Counsellor and whether you wish to set up a further appointment.
I look forward to meeting you for the initial session.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited