You may be seeking out counselling for a number of reasons. Perhaps you're not sure exactly what it is, but you're feeling some kind of need for support/guidance. Whatever the cause of discomfort in your life, whether you know what it is, or not, there is no wrong reason to try counselling out.
I work in a way that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client. My holistic and integrative approach to counselling is not simply trying to mend brokenness, but rather holds space for the development of human potential, thereby building on self awareness and a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
My main areas of specialisation and experience are with:
- anxiety & panic attacks
- pre and post natal issues
- depression & lack of meaning
- grief and bereavement,
- relationships & interpersonal skills
- workplace stress
- personal crisis
- anger & rage
- need for self-exploration/self-discovery
- low self-esteem
- coping with change
I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I also work in a relational way, meaning I bring my own human-ness in to our work, rather than acting as a 'blank screen'.
The first appointment is an opportunity for both of us to decide whether we wish to work together and, if so, negotiate a contract. I will ask you some questions about yourself, your history, what makes you seek therapy at this time in your life and your hopes from therapy. We will also discuss how I work, fees, confidentiality and the practical arrangements for working together.
Training and qualifications
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Anthropology (BSocSci)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (Pg.Dip)
Child Bereavement training at The Candle Project, St Christopher's Hospice.
Clinical Volunteer training at St Christopher's Hospice.
Initial 50 minute assessment session: £50
Individual 50 minute session thereafter: £60
A few concessionary rates are available.