- Phone number
- 07804 863408
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I have availability at the moment and offer flexible hours on most days.
About me and my therapy practice
To decide to begin counselling is to take a very courageous step. Choosing a counsellor who you feel you can relate to can seem like a big decision to have to make. And it is important, as our relationship is central to the work we will do together. Our first meeting will give you the time and space to decide.
My training is person-centred, the basis for which is to offer genuine warmth and acceptance in our relationship. As your counsellor, I will listen to you in confidence without judging in any way. Being understood and accepted in this way develops your trust in our relationship. It feels safer then for you to express your thoughts and feelings and so to begin to clarify your situation, to gain insight and to heal emotionally.
Soon you will be aware of how much power already resides within you and, during counselling, you will be encouraged to trust in this intuitive ability to know what is best for you. There is no agenda except your own, so you need have no fear about being coerced into anything for which you are not yet ready.
My practice is based from my home in Milnthorpe, where I will see you in person or, if you prefer we can work online via Zoom.
I have been a practising counsellor for thirty years and have worked in different settings, beginning in education, where I was also a counselling skills trainer. I worked as the Practice Counsellor for a doctors' practice in Dorset and worked for several years in France.
My first session
Our first meeting will last just under an hour and, as such, is slightly less than subsequent sessions of an hour. It will give you a practical 'taste' of what it is to experience being a counselling client. We will touch on how counselling might help as well as the practical arrangements. It will also help you to decide if you would like to continue working with me. As the relationship between us is central to the counselling process, it's important that you feel we can relate to each other as we work together going forward.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, 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