As a person-centred counsellor, I believe in a person's potential for growth and recognise the uniqueness of each individual. Through counselling I would hope to offer you space and time to be listened to, to be heard and understood, with empathy but without judgement.
Each person will deal with, and bring to counselling, issues that are unique to them. These issues can include:-
Anxiety Self-doubt, self-esteem, self-confidence Anger
Bereavement Negativity Depression
Loss Cultural Issues Addictions
Retirement Disability Attachments
Health Employment difficulties Grief
Relationship issues Weight loss/Stopping Smoking Fertility issues
As we work together with these issues I aim to offer a ‘talking therapy’ that is both confidential and responsive to your own feelings and beliefs.
I am a qualified and BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor and offer you a caring and supportive place to talk about where you are in your life and your hopes for the future. I would like to help you explore how you approach life and relationships. We can talk about strategies you can use to look at the way you view yourself, others and the challenges life brings. By the end of counselling, I would hope that you would be in a stronger position to cope with the present and look forward to achieving a more fulfilling life in the future.
I aim to provide a high quality, professional, affordable counselling service for people who feel that counselling may help them overcome personal distress. As a BACP Accredited Counsellor, Registered Member MBACP (Accred), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am fully insured and have an up to date and enhanced CRB check. I work with adults, children and young people.
Foundation Degree in Counselling
NOCN Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CRUSE Bereavement Support Counsellor
Registered Member MBACP (Accred).
APPOINTMENTS & FEES
It can be difficult to take that first step and contact me so I have tried to make this experience as easy and supportive as possible. All enquiries are treated confidentially and you can contact me by text, email, or personally by telephone. You do not have to give any identifying details or commit to anything on your initial contact. You can speak to me, or make an appointment for an initial session, to see if you feel I am the right person for you to work with.
I hope you feel that you can take that important first step for YOU and your well-being and contact me to experience counselling in a relaxed and relaxing environment.
Counselling sessions usually last between 50 minutes to an hour and cost £40. Concessions are available. As well as face-to-face sessions, I also offer telephone, Skype and email counselling with evening and weekend appointments available.
Telephone: 01547 540899
Mobile: 07583 382042
If you still feel unsure about contacting me but feel you need help right now or you may harm yourself or someone else, please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 which is free to call from within the UK and Ireland.
If you are a child who feels at risk then you can also contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 which is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK.
There is also a Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge 0808 2000 247.
Please don't suffer in silence - please ask for the help you need.