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 adults, young people and couples with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues and much more.
I have had training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and use elements of this and other techniques if I feel it is appropriate for you and our work together. I am also 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.
Having published research in Maternal Mental Health I have a particular expertise in working with mothers and mothers to be. 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 and couples and 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.