- Phone number
- 01273 300016
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a couples and family therapist with over 38 years experience, using Transactional Analysis and Creative Writing therapy
I feel it is essential to see and acknowledge the whole person, including any social experience that may be contributing to a particular emotional difficulty so I work in a holistic and humanistic way.
We will usually share as much laughter as tears in our work together, both are cathartic and allow change to take place.
I am a qualified teacher and taught both Psychology and Counselling to post graduate level and so I have a deep background knowledge of psychology to draw on; but in the final analysis, research has demonstrated that it is the relationship itself that heals and that is my focus.
Start with a phone call or text, see how you go. Even before Covid I found I'm working more and more with using phone and FaceTime. This has led to several long distance clients and it is a very successful way to engage.
I have an office at home and work for hour long sessions.
If we are using writing as part of our time together, the writing is done before the session and we discuss what has been uncovered and set ideas for the next writing theme.
The work is always by agreement. I see my role as facilitating your progress, not dictating.
My first session
The first session, however it is mediated, is always to explore what you bring and see if we can find a way forward together.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling