Counsellor Reg. MBACP (Accredited)
I understand that taking this first step to seek help may feel daunting, but everyone needs extra support sometimes. We can feel alone with our thoughts and unhappiness and I aim to offer you a safe, confidential environment to help you discover more about yourself and unravel the reasons for your uncomfortable feelings or difficulties in order to move forward.
How I work
I work with adults on a one to one basis. I offer short-term (6-12 weeks) or long-term, open ended counselling. I work collaboratively with you, offering you a trusting, non-judgemental relationship, giving you freedom to grow and develop.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I utilize my knowledge of different psychological theories, so I am able to adapt my way of working with you, depending on your issues. This includes psychodynamic theory, exploring your past events and relationships, linking them to the present and how they may be impacting you now. Uncovering and expressing hidden thoughts and feelings can bring insight in order to change and move forward. I can also incorporate CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which works more in the present, to help you manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings or behaviours. I use Transactional Analysis to understand communication with others.
I have experience working and supporting clients with: anxiety, depression, stress, panic, emotional and physical domestic abuse, trauma, anger, bereavement, loss of self esteem, relationship difficulties, suicidal thoughts.
I have been a counsellor in a hospice and a women’s centre. I am also a Supervisor at Cruse Bereavement Care.
I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work within their ethical framework. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
My fees are £40 for 50 minute sessions.