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About me and my therapy practice
Durham Counselling and Psychotherapy.
People turn to counselling for a variety of reasons. Events may have occurred that have left you feeling confused, overwhelmed, sad or afraid. We all need a bit of extra help at times and counselling can be a place for you to make sense of what you are experiencing, make positive changes in your life and to increase your sense of well-being.
I will assist you to do this by providing a space where you will feel heard and understood. Where you are met with compassion and acceptance as I help you to try and make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
I am a humanistic integrative counsellor. This means that I place the building of a safe and trusting relationship with you central to my work, whilst integrating other approaches which I feel may be of benefit to you.
I am also trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. EMDR can help to reduce the intesnity of past traumatic events so that they no longer impact you in the present. EMDR can also be used to help people overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Phobias.
I have over ten years of experience of working in a variety support settings. Such experience includes Victim Support, working in student support at Durham University and four years as a Practice Counsellor at GP Surgeries in County Durham. I now dedicate my time to Private Practice and mentoring at one of the Durham University colleges.
I am located just a short walk from the centre of Durham and I am also easily accessible by car or public transport.
Please visit my website for more information on how I might be able to help you.
What I can help with
Phobias, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Personal development, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cancer, Health related issues, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Infertility, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
EMDR, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited