- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Video and telephone consultations
I first qualified as a Relate Therapist and began my work as a relationship and couple counsellor in 2004. I then qualified as a Counsellor in 2006 and went on to work in the NHS as a Practice counsellor for 14 years. As a result of this I have had extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues with both individuals and couples.
Even when you have decided to come for counselling, looking for a counsellor can seem quite daunting, so finding the right person to share your thoughts and feelings with is very important. I offer a caring and calm space for you to feel accepted, without judgement. I will listen to your concerns with the aim of exploring and understanding your individual needs and can adapt my approach to work with your particular difficulties.
I believe it can be very helpful to bring whatever is troubling you, either from the past or present, to the safety of a counselling relationship where trust can develop. Together we can work to make sense of what is causing your distress and help you to find a way forward. Many people find they are able to make positive changes in their lives and along with this, their self-esteem and confidence grows in the process.
In working with Couples I can help you to improve communication in your relationship and support you through difficult stages in your lives.
I am trained in Psychodynamic theory with person-centred principles. I practice integratively which means I draw on a number of other traditions in order to meet the needs of my clients. These include TA, attachment theory, systems theory, mindfulness, CBT and creative approaches.
To ensure Continuous Professional Development I complete short training programmes and and reading throughout the year, to ensure my work as a therapist develops and is soundly based.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety; Relationship issues; Childhood & Family issues: Bereavement; Loss; Domestic Abuse - physical & emotional; Low self-esteem; Managing change; Cancer; Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME; Eating disorders; Low confidence levels; Narcissistic personality disorder; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
Separation and divorce; Suicidal thoughts; Abuse; Asperger's syndrome;
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): Postnatal depression: Redundancy; Self-harm;
Sexual abuse; Stress; Work-related stress;
Attachment disorder; Bullying; Carer support;
Gender dysphoria; Infertility; Loneliness;
Miscarriage; Panic attacks; Spirituality; Trauma; I work with adults aged 18 and over
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders