We have all gone through a difficult time recently. Clients often confiding in the therapeutic space they don’t think their anxiety, stress or depression is ‘bad enough’ compared to ‘others’. A world in which they can’t understand the feelings that are emerging, so many losses, readjustments and uncertainty.
There are times in everyone’s life when we suffer loss. Loss of any sort can have a significant impact on the quality of life, our feelings of self-worth. It can be loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship, home, job, self-esteem or simply losing our way. Loss and change are often devastating and can turn our world upside down. At a time when everything seems ‘all at sea’ counselling can provide a safe haven in which to express our feelings and mourn our losses until we feel strong again.
Like never before we find life is changing; it is hardly surprising our well-formed strategies that have previously worked so well no longer have the same positive effect.
This can throw us ‘off course’ and can have a major unsettling impact on our lives and relationships. Counselling can help us to see things from a different perspective and helps to discover new strategies for overcoming or living with our difficulties going forward. My role is to facilitate the process of gaining greater self-awareness and understanding of others so as to improve our relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
I have over 15 years’ experience of working with individuals, couples and any relationship that is struggling to find a way forward, including siblings or any other family relationship. I am Relate and CRUSE trained. I have a flexible approach to sessions; brief intervention work - for short term problems, which can be a reaction to a life event. Longer term therapy - for difficulties you may have been struggling with over a longer period of time, or simply space to sit with the uncertainty that surrounds us at the moment.
Sessions are tailored to the needs of each client. The main focus of our first session will be to make sure you feel comfortable working with me, as I believe it is not a case of ‘one size fits all’. The quality of our relationship will have a beneficial influence on the effectiveness of our work together.
For more information on what appointments are available please contact me on my mobile or email me.
I offer a confidential space for you to tell your story, not to be judged, but to be listened to empathetically.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial training was in psychodynamic and systemic based theories. However over the course of the last 13 years, through further training and Continuous Professional Development, I now offer a more integrated approach to my work, drawing on many different theoretical approaches depending on what the client brings into the room.
AQA Diploma in Counselling
University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Foundation Course
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCS Accredited)
BACP membership: 597910
Registered Member MBACP: 051175
Member of the BACP Voluntary Register
Accredited Registrant The National Counselling Society NCS17-05189
Relate Directory of Practitioners: 10047
I can offer Face to Face, Zoom or Telephone Counselling.
I can offer day or evening appointments.
For more information on what appointments are available please contact me on my mobile or by email.
I work with adults and younger people (over 18’s), individuals, couples or any relationship that is struggling.