- Phone number
Appointments are between 9.30a.m. - 6.00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
About me and my therapy practice
I work with most issues that people bring, and especially anxiety, depression and relationship counselling.
Whereas my original training was in Person Centred counselling, further training in current attachment theory, neurobiology and Internal Family Systems now informs my work.
In the first few sessions, I really listen and do my best to understand the challenges you face. I regularly check out with my clients whether or not I have ‘got’ them. As we ‘unpick’ problems together, it is not uncommon for clients to get a different perspective or find the strength to make changes they want. All the time it is a process of us both exploring together. This means that I don't tell you what to do, nor give advice but encourage you to find solutions that you find for yourself. Most of the time this is a process involving talking, but I sometimes offer the use of body work and mindfulness as well as other creative ways of working. such as empty chair work, modelling, sand-tray and artwork to help get an insight into what is going on. Not everyone wants this of course, and it is important to be true to yourself in how we work together.
Where I work
Face to face When working face to face, we meet in my counselling room, a comfortable, private room at my home, but in a separate building to the house so we are never disturbed. It is 50 metres down a hard track from the public road. Trewidland is less than 10 minutes drive from Liskeard, and only 15 minutes from Looe. At present, because of Covid restrictions, I can see clients face to face but if you are not 'double jabbed' I would ask you to wear a mask. We are socially distanced and I keep the room well ventilated with the window and door slightly open.
There is plenty of parking away from the road.
My first session
In the first few sessions I really listen and do my best to understand you. I regularly check out with my clients whether or not I have ‘got’ them. As we ‘unpick’ problems together, it is not uncommon for clients to get a different perspective or find the strength to make changes in their lives. All the time it is a process of us both exploring together. I don't tell you what to do, nor give advice but encourage you to find the right solution for you. Most of the time this is a process involving just talking, but I sometimes offer other creative ways of working to help get an insight into what is going on, and through working together on your problem we discover what works best for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work