Counselling with me offers a safe, neutral and confidential space where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement or criticism.
People I work with regularly comment on how helpful it is to talk to someone outside their usual circles and of the release they feel when they say things out loud to a trained professional, who listens and helps them to explore things in a way they haven’t done before. My aim is to work with you to help you understand yourself better and with this enhanced understanding, find new perspectives and a clearer way forward.
I look forward to working with you.
“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”
– Carl Jung
I offer a warm, down to earth yet professional approach.
Talking things through can be difficult and bring mixed and strong emotions. I always aim to work at your pace. I believe that my clients have the ability to grow towards fulfilling their own potential and that they are the experts on their own lives. I will therefore not give you advice or offer solutions, but will work with you to help you understand yourself more fully to facilitate you finding your own way through the issues you face. I may at times offer suggestions and information if I feel this might be helpful.
I’m an integrative therapist and have knowledge of a number of different theoretical approaches which I draw on to meet your individual needs. I work using the relational model, with a particular emphasis on person centred, psychodynamic, CBT and compassion focused thinking.
To get the most out of counselling, I believe an initial period of regular sessions, usually weekly, works best. I offer short term counselling and long term therapy, depending on your needs. We will discuss at the outset what feels most appropriate and then regularly review where you are in our work together, as the work progresses.
What to expect.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor with experience of working in a range of settings, including NHS Primary Care, university counselling services and local counselling agencies. I currently work with Penny Brohn UK alongside running a successful private practice.
In my work, I have supported people facing issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of confidence and self esteem, relationship difficulties, struggles with personal identity, abuse, trauma, loss and bereavement, long term health conditions, work and family issues, pregnancy related issues and loss, post natal illness, parenting and life transitions.
To book an appointment or to have an initial confidential conversation, please contact me.