BSc (Hons) MBACP
Counselling is a process where you can talk in confidence to a trained counsellor if you are struggling with difficult feelings, thoughts, and experiences. This may cause conflict within yourself or with others and may affect how you cope with everyday life or challenging situations. Perhaps you have always put others first and it is difficult to know what you want or need. Maybe you need to be seen and heard to be able to tell your story without fear of judgement. Or maybe you are looking to gain a better understanding of yourself and to make sense of your life experience.
I am a compassionate counsellor who is genuine, understanding, and empathic. My style is relational, and I have an integrative approach to counselling. This means that I am able to blend different ideas to best suit each individual client. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support, and I believe in the importance of establishing a therapeutic connection so that you feel comfortable being yourself and feel able to speak about what you need to. I am here to provide you with a warm, safe, and confidential space where I can support you to allow yourself to express difficult feelings at a pace that feels comfortable for you and where you don’t have to pretend that everything is okay. My aim is to support you to develop a deeper understanding of the issues that are bothering you and to listen with curiosity and care. I am also here to gently challenge you, to offer you insights to help guide you towards realisations and to encourage you to show yourself kindness. I will not judge you or try to influence your decisions in any way but instead will respect your ability to make your own choices in finding ways to move forward and to take your control back.
What you can expect
Before our first session, and before you commit to having counselling with me, I offer an initial brief telephone appointment which is free of charge so that we can discuss what you might like to talk about in your sessions and for you to ask any questions you may have. Once we have agreed to work together, we will arrange a mutually suitable, regular time to meet. In our first session, you will receive information about confidentiality, timings of sessions and the cancellation policy and there will be a contract for us both to sign which I will go over with you. I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, respected, and heard as we start working together.
I offer both short-term and long-term counselling.
For an initial discussion and to book a session, please send me an email.
Alongside my private practice, I work at an adult mental health charity offering low cost counselling. I have experience of helping clients there to manage and cope with difficult life events such as bereavement or job loss, relationship problems, upsetting or traumatic experiences both recent or past, difficult emotions such as sadness, anger, shame, low self-esteem and depression and anxiety.
I also volunteer as a bereavement supporter with a national bereavement charity.
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