How I Work.
As a Person-Centred therapist, my role is not to analyse you or tell you what to do. Instead, my focus is on creating a trusting relationship in which you feel valued and accepted, and where you can feel safe to share all aspects of yourself knowing that you will not be judged. Whether you have a specific problem you’re struggling to live with or simply feel that there’s something not right with your life, I will support you in gaining a greater self-awareness of your own ability to make positive changes.
Maybe you have unresolved issues that are potentially holding you back. Counselling cannot alter our past, but it can help us to endure whatever has happened to us without it interfering so powerfully with our lives.
I understand that choosing to access therapy can be a daunting process, but I am friendly and approachable and will work hard to ensure you feel welcome, safe, and able to explore your issues, feelings, beliefs, and behaviours with confidentiality.
I am passionate about the benefit talking therapies can bring to anyone in distress. My own experience of therapy in the past has enabled me to find life more manageable and enjoyable and in turn inspired me to train to become a counsellor myself. By offering affordable therapy I hope to reach those who feel counselling is too expensive.
£35.00 to £55.00 for a 50-minute session.
I operate a sliding scale fee where you choose what you feel able to pay based on your financial situation.
I offer a free 20-minute introductory session either by phone or online where we can discuss what you are hoping to gain from therapy and to give you the opportunity to decide if you feel like I am the counsellor you would most like to work with.
What I work with.
I work exclusively with adults (18+) who are experiencing:
Anxiety, depression, low mood, loss, grief, work related issues, loneliness, feeling isolated, disassociation, health worries, menopause, significant life changes, being a carer for a loved one, family issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems, spirituality.
Working in education can be rewarding and challenging but can sometimes make you feel inadequate and underappreciated. For many years I worked as a teacher and understand the unique stresses, anxieties and worries that often accompany working in a school environment. Feeling overwhelmed by the never ending to do list can lead to boundaries between work and home life becoming blurred. Potentially this can affect your mental wellbeing; whether it be burnout, conflict in working relationships, loss of identity or feelings of unhappiness. You may find it beneficial to talk with a counsellor who is able to relate to the situation you find yourself in.
Do you get lost in your own thoughts for long periods of time?
Does this ‘going to another place’ bring feelings of contentment and safety?
Has this type of daydreaming started to impact your life by holding you back from engaging fully in your present life?
This condition is sometimes called maladaptive daydreaming, but it is not recognised by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). You may feel this is something you are experiencing, and I am willing to discuss and explore this with you. This link may be useful to you. Read the Article Here