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I am a very experienced BACP Accredited counsellor and a counselling supervisor (where I supervise other counsellors) and work with children, adults and couples for relationship counselling.
• Usually individuals choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives. Sometimes people can be isolated but at other times, even where an individual has the most supportive family and friends, they can find it difficult if not impossible to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and or depressed. Or it may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family. Other life issues and events, which can be very difficult to deal with, include bereavement, divorce, redundancy, health issues, bullying and so on. However, you do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to have therapy. You may be experiencing underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, or be seeking balance in your life and spirituality. All of these reasons and more will bring individuals to therapy.
What is counselling/therapy
• Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. The therapist will do their best to help you to look at your issues, and to identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping. Talking about these things may take time, and will not necessarily all be included in one session.
It is my belief that given the right conditions every individual has the capacity to change. I genuinely strive to offer these conditions to all of my clients and as a result my clients genuinely feel the benefit. Taking time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings will empower, build confidence, and create a far greater ability to make decisions and changes. My work with you is based on trust and genuineness with a real desire to understand in an effort to develop a deep trusting therapeutic relationship with you. I will not judge you, but instead will travel with you and help you to free yourself of whatever holds you back.
I am dedicated to my work and will be dedicated to helping you. I work both in my practice and freelance for large organisations including the NHS, ITV, BUPA, Proffesional Footballers Association. I also work part time as a School counsellor and have taught counselling at South Cheshire College. I am committed to all my clients. As a result I have built an excellent reputation. Appointments can be made daytime or evening.
Areas of interest
I have specialist training in bereavement and loss.
I have a wealth of experience in counselling children (having worked as a school counsellor in eight schools), adults and couples.
I also supervise around 20 other counsellors.
I am CRB checked and also have up to date safeguarding training.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders