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The counselling I offer welcomes clients from all backgrounds and aims to provide a professional, supportive, non-judgmental and non-discriminatory approach to counselling, where you can feel safe exploring your thoughts, feelings and concerns with an experienced counsellor.
My core approach to therapy is person-centred, however when appropriate I may integrate other techniques into the work that allows me to adapt the therapy to best suit your needs so in effect puts you the client at the heart of the therapy.
Having the opportunity to talk and work through the difficulties and concerns you are experiencing can often help to understand and make sense of the current situation and provide potential opportunities for change and to move forward in life.
"Reaching out and helping you to talk about what matters"
People come to counselling for many different reasons. Life can be so demanding at times that it can feel quite overwhelming.
Maybe you are feeling sad, anxious, isolated and alone, or you might feel that others are not listening to you or that you are being misunderstood.
You may be experiencing relationship problems or have experienced a bereavement or loss, maybe you live with chronic illness, disease or pain or maybe you have a different kind of life changing event that you are struggling to cope with or it could be that you are at a crossroads in life and not sure which way to turn.
Whatever your reasons are for seeking out counselling if it’s causing you distress then it matters.
Some examples of what I can help with
Depression / Anxiety / Loneliness
Low self-confidence / Low self-esteem
Abuse / Emotional abuse
Physical abuse / Sexual abuse
Health anxiety / Cancer
Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME
Pregnancy & Birth / Postnatal depression
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Redundancy / Work-related stress
Relationship problems / Infertility
Sexuality / Discrimination
I have extensive experience of working with many different counselling needs within the age ranges of 18 years to 80 years + both in long and short-term work.
Call me for an informal chat to discuss your counselling needs.
BA (HONS) Counselling Studies
Diploma Person-Centred Counselling
Cert. Couples Counselling
Cert. MBSR (Mindfulness based stress reduction)
(OCST 4) Audio and Webcam (ACTO Approved Training)
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
I have Insurance and hold a current DBS Certificate formally known as CRB (Criminal Records Bureau).
I am a Level 2 Professional Member of ACTO (Association For Counselling and Therapy Online).
I am also registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office)