- Phone number
- 07729 404007
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, I am offering counselling by telephone and online only, and my appointment times are 8am - 5pm weekdays, and 8am - 12 noon on Saturdays.
Before I trained as a counsellor, I worked for many years in the high pressured world of sales, marketing and PR. Prior to that, I travelled extensively as the child of a member of the Armed Forces, attending numerous schools, with all the attendant challenges of having no firm base as a young person.
I am now in my 20th year of counselling practice; I started my career working in the specialist area of bereavement, managing a bereavement service in a hospice in Derbyshire for ten years. I continually trained in different ways of working and expanded my client base by working privately on a part-time basis. In 2013, I became fully self-employed and now work from a therapy room at my home in Grantham town centre. I am typically, currently, working with issues around challenging relationships, stress and anxiety, bereavement and loss, and health issues alongside working with RAF serving personnel and Veterans.
It is my intention to resume in-person work at some point in the near future and to continue to offer online and telephone counselling also. I have recently become a Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor.
I work from a very quiet, comfortable and private space within my home where I am able to offer toilet facilities and guaranteed parking. In terms of accessing my room, it is on the first floor and I don't have disabled access.
My first session
The first (initial assessment) session is the foundation for our work together during which we will talk about, among other things, the issues that are causing you concern and your hopes from engaging in a counselling relationship. I have a contract which I will ask you to read and sign prior to the assessment which includes details about confidentiality, GDPR and my supervision arrangements.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited