- Phone number
- 07970 265051
Mondays to Saturdays with some evening appointments available
About me and my therapy practice
Whatever your circumstances, I appreciate making this first step can be a daunting experience for some, particularly those who may not have had counselling before. It can also be an exciting opportunity to create a fresh, bright and positive new journey into your future.
For those of you that feel like you have lost your way, I have a passion for helping people find their own identities and true voice, gaining confidence in their world. I offer an energetic, enthusiastic, honest and caring approach to my practice within a comfortable and friendly environment. I have vast experience working with clients in a solution focused approach. I work at a pace that suits you and your situation.
Although my training background is in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), I offer a flexible approach which may include some use of other therapies. I am committed to continued learning and development and keep updated with the latest knowledge to help clients to the best of my ability. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) abiding by their code of ethics including regular supervision.
Children and Young People
For parents with children interested in music under 10 years old, I offer a different style of counselling which involves guitar with stories and a wide selection of percussion instruments. Using pre-existing songs, lyrics are changed to your child's choice of words and we sing their new creation together whilst I play guitar and they play percussion instruments. This is a successful and therapeutic way of drawing out feelings and problems in a safe environment. It may also suit children with learning disabilities over 10 years old. I also work with younger children through a variety of art and play materials. I work with children over the age of 10 who have expressed a wish to engage in counselling. I hold a current DBS check.
Experience:- Counselling adults in a national mental health organisation dealing with a wide variety of issues in a time limited capacity. These include anxiety, depression, OCD, self harm, relationship issues, low self esteem and loss. Counselling children and young people in a nationally recognized organisation covering an extensive range of problems. I have a background in playing piano and guitar and if requested, music may be used as a therapeutic medium.
I have a special interest in anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalized anxiety disorder.
I am a qualified life coach and offer counselling and coaching services combined for those who are interested in receiving help with achieving goals or overcoming barriers to success.
I am currently studying for a post graduate degree in Trauma Therapy (2020/21)
I also offer supervision to therapists and will be attending a training course in 2021.
BA (Hons) Counselling, Foundation degree in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Diploma in Coaching from Warwick University
My first session
Your first session will be an assessment of your circumstances which will include me gathering information about your background and current situation. There will be no obligation for you to continue past this appointment but it will give you an opportunity to decide whether you feel like I am the right therapist for you.
I will discuss contracting with you at the beginning of the appointment which will include confidentiality, the limits, my membership with BACP and the different therapies I offer.
End of the appointment
I will explain exactly how I would be able to help you moving forward and discuss your expectations and goals for therapy.
However, if I feel that I do not have the necessary expertise or experience, I will discuss this with you and will refer you to a more appropriate counsellor or service.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited