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Counselling

What can I help you with?

There are times when things are hard.  Life can be overwhelming.  At these times we can feel anxious, lonely, depressed, trapped, frightened and confused.  Sometimes we need somebody to listen and support us to work through these difficult times. A counsellor can offer you a safe space to do this.

It’s really important to get the most out of your counselling sessions.  In order to do that, you need to make sure that you choose the right counsellor, one that you feel able to talk openly with.

Let me introduce myself to help you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I am a Person-Centred counsellor, this means that I work with you.  My therapy sessions are client led.  I will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings so that together, we can find a way to challenge them, or learn to accept them.

 

I offer private counselling to individuals with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues and much more.

 

To enhance my 3 year practitioner counsellor training I have also done some additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Rewind Trauma Therapy and might use elements of these and other techniques if I feel it is appropriate for you and our work together. 

I am a Trauma-Informed Therapist, this means that I have an in-depth understanding of the way in which the body and mind reacts, adapts and changes in response to developmental trauma and other traumatic events.

I am also a Social Justice Informed Therapist.  This means that I am aware of power, politics and the impact of these on mental health. Understanding and exploring systemic issues of racism, sexism, ableism and classism and their impact in a therapeutic setting can be incredibly empowering, and I can support you with this.

I have published research in Maternal Mental Health and am currently completing a PhD doing further research in this area. If you are a mother of any age who has experienced confusing feelings towards motherhood, or around being a mother, I can help.  I also support fathers who find it difficult to adjust to life after having children.

I have worked at a charity which is dedicated to the Prevention of Suicide. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide and/or suicidal ideation, I can help you to keep safe from these often frightening and overwhelming thoughts whilst supporting you to understand where they come from and what you can do to move past them.

To book a counselling session use the 'Book an Appointment' button on this page or fill out a contact form to send me your details. I will get back to you as soon as possible to book your initial counselling session.

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