- Phone number
- 07860687427 or 01723 865395
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Trained in CBT at Masters degree level (Leeds)
Individuals (Leeds/York St John Post Grad)) and
Couples Counselling (Newcastle)
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
I offer a calm friendly approach to working through many personal issues or dealing with anxiety and/or depression.
I have substantial post qualification training in trauma.
I offer an initial meeting without charge to discuss your needs.
I am also a Diploma level (York St John) qualified counselling supervisor of trainees and qualified counsellors..
(At present working by phone or online )
I offer a confidential initial meeting with you (without charge) to decide together if counselling and/or CBT can be of help. My approach is to listen carefully to what you tell me about your situation or issues, and then to give you really clear information about how you might move forward to feeling better. The approach that I use will depend on you as an individual. I use over 20 years of experience and continuing Professional Development to inform my practice.
Couples - I would meet with you together initially and then individually for one session each.
My first session
It is usually a big step for someone to have counselling if they haven't experienced it before (and sometimes even if they have)
So in the first session it's important that you feel really listened to, not judged, and that you feel in a safe place. It's also important that you can take the session at your own pace and be able to ask any questions or raise any concerns that might arise.
So much depends on building enough trust and confidence in the work we will do together: that it's important that you experience enough of this in the first session to be able to continue with counselling. During this session I would also ask for information which might inform the work and also we would agree a 'contract'/agreement which would set out the details of what we agree about the counseling (includes focus/confidentiality/contact etc. /no of sessions/fees)
As above with equal time for participants to say what they need to/ ask questions/ raise concerns etc
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, 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, Time-limited
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy