- Phone number
- 07939 255425
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
I'm not taking on new clients until November 2021
About me and my therapy practice
Perhaps the pandemic has knocked your mental health, you have a dilemma or long standing issues that you want to tackle. I'd be very pleased to hear from you and to use my 20 years' experience to help you make long-lasting changes.
I believe we all have the power to understand ourselves better and bring about positive changes, whether that's how you live your life day to day, how you are in relationships or putting your past more firmly behind you. As your therapist, it's my job to help you feel really understood and supported as you reduce debilitating symptoms such as anxiety, depression or addiction and - quite simply - make life better. I can offer you distance work (video link or phone) during the covid crisis.
I've been qualified as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist since 2002; I'm qualified as a Supervisor of Counsellors and I also have a Diploma in Coaching. I have a thriving private practice and see 15 - 20 clients a week who face all sorts of difficulties: disordered eating, recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety and panic, anger management, bereavement, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem problems, self-harm, OCD, phobias, workplace stress. I'm not qualified to work with young people under 16.
I have a comfortable and private counselling room a few minutes walk from the centre of York. There's on-street parking and several buses stop nearby.
I particularly specialise in helping with eating problems and have done a great deal of extra training in this area. Whether you have a problem like anorexia or bulimia or would describe it more as having a complicated relationship with food, I can help you learn to become much more relaxed around eating.
Qualifications: Grad. Dip. Counselling 2002; Dip. Coaching 2004; Cert. Counsellor Supervision 2012
I describe my approach to therapy as humanistic/integrative. The humanistic part means I place great emphasis on the trust between client and therapist and aim to help you feel really heard, understood and respected. The integrative part means I borrow from other approaches when appropriate. I believe in involving you in the process and being open and clear about how we might work.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, 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