I am a BACP Accredited counsellor currently offering online counselling to adults, young people and children in Year 5 and above.
We all struggle with issues in life that cause us anxiety and distress. With the many changes we have all had to make in everyday life over the last few years it is easy to feel overwhelmed and many people are struggling. Sometimes it can be hard to talk to family and friends about problems and difficult emotions that we are experiencing.I can offer you or your child a safe confidential space in which you can talk about these issues, without criticism or fear of being judged.
I have been working with adults for more than 10 years in a wide range of settings and covering many issues including relationships, grief, anxiety, depression and trauma.
I have a special interest in working with older children, young people and students and have recived extra training in working with teenagers and children.I have previously worked in a secondary school and have mentored teenagers and University Students. Our sessions are informal and the emphasis is on helping the young person to feel comfortable to share their worries and concerns.
As an ex Foster Carer I understand the great joy that parenting brings but also the anxiety and difficulties that it can present. It can be very stressful supporting our children and young people. Whilst I do not run parenting programmes , I am happy to support parents who need extra help.
Previously I was a health care professional for 25 years in both hospital and primary care setting. I have an understanding of some of the pressures and stresses that health care workers face.I offer a reduced rate for NHS workers and flexibilty around day time appointments to fit around shift patterns.
Can I help?
What can I offer?
Counselling offers you a confidential space in which to explore the issues that cause you distress. Counselling is not about giving you advice or telling you what to do.
I can offer you a safe environment to explore your feelings and to reflect on the areas of your life that you might want to change.
Everyone is an individual and, as an Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a wide range of counselling theories and techniques to tailor the overall approach to your individual needs. Together, we aim to work on gaining a better understanding of the issues and concerns that bring you to therapy.
What can I help you with?
Anxiety & depression
Loss and bereavement
Work problems & redundancy
Coping with health problems
Problems from your past
I am currently offering video link or telephone counselling.
I work with both young people and adults on a one-to-one basis .
Sessions last 50 minutes. I offer a shorter 30 minute initial taster session for you or your child to be able to meet me and see if counselling may be of help to you
I offer a reduced rate to NHS workers and flexibility to work around shifts
I offer one off sessions orshort-term therapy (usually 6-10 sessions)