MBACP (Accred) Dip.Couns
I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and offer individual therapy for adults 18+ in a calm and confidential space. My areas of work include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, and feelings of being overwhelmed or ‘stuck’. I am available for daytime or evening sessions face to face.
Counselling can provide the time and space to focus on your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and safe environment. You may be struggling with a life event such as a relationship breakdown or you may not be able to pinpoint what is wrong, but you know you do not feel like ‘yourself’. Perhaps you recognise that negative thoughts and feelings are affecting your ability to enjoy or cope with daily life.
My approach is person-centred and humanistic, and this means I will not advise you but listen and reflect with acceptance and understanding in a non-judgemental environment. I believe for therapy to be effective; a good relationship should be established between us so that you feel comfortable to talk freely, make sense of your feelings and come to an understanding of how you can move forward in life. My aim is to support you and to encourage your personal growth. It can be difficult to be open with our friends or family about our innermost thoughts or worries, as we may feel that we do not want to burden or worry them. This is where counselling can help, you can talk to me in confidence, and I will listen empathically and without judgement.
I have worked with clients presenting with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, self-harm, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, work issues and feelings of being over-whelmed and ‘stuck’. I work with adults and young people aged 16+ in a calm and confidential space.
I offer a free 20-minute consultation over the phone or on Zoom. This initial session gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and more importantly to see if you would feel comfortable working with me. We can discuss your initial reasons for seeking counselling and any thoughts and expectations you may have. If you feel that you would like to proceed, we can then set a day and time for us to meet on a weekly basis. We can work at your pace, either short or long term.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I regularly take part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to enhance my skills and knowledge about different issues and ways of working.
In addition to private practice, I work with clients at Oakleaf Enterprise – a mental health charity. I have also counselled students at a local secondary school.
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