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- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
I've successfully helped many clients overcome challenges such as anxiety, panic, stress, depression, family and relationship issues, issues of identity, or loss.
- Counselling can be helpful, rewarding and empowering.
- It offers a safe, supportive and confidential space in which to talk without having to worry about feeling gossiped about, judged or criticised.
- Therapy can help identify unhelpful behaviour patterns or values and mindsets.
- It can help you find realistic solutions of your current troubles.
- Talking about your problems can also help lessen feelings of isolation and hopelessness.
I am an experienced person centred therapist offering short or long term face to face therapy. By working alongside one another at a pace that is best for you, we can explore what's holding you back and why; whether your difficulties arise from historic trauma, present day experiences or a one-off event.
It can be hard deciding who you want to work with or whether therapy is the right next step for you at the moment. I offer a free 20 minutes telephone consultation; that way you can ask me any questions you may have. It may also help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you. Please call or email; I will aim to respond to you within 48 hours.
I abide by the professional and ethical frameworks of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and National Counselling Society.
I am a registered practitioner on the BACP Register.
I abide by current GDPR Laws and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
I offer a modern, comfortable and confidential counselling space within my home. It is easily accessible via public transport links as well as car/bike and there is plenty of free local parking.
My first session
Our first session will begin with an explanation of the counselling contract. I will explain to you important details about how I practice as a counsellor, the meaning of confidentiality as well as other counselling protocols.
I will also ask specific questions about you, your health and wellbeing, any meaningful relationships you have along with questions about your current difficulties and if appropriate, about their historical origin. I refer to this as an assessment session. I will take brief notes during this session. These provide me with a useful source of information whilst we build the counselling relationship.
The first session will last approximately 1 hour. Although it is a structured session, my hope is that it is received by clients as an informal and reassuring chat.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, 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