How I work
I offer a warm and supportive counselling service, based in Isleham. My work focuses on the relationship we build together, using a variety of skills from different theoretical models such as CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, based on the need of each individual client. I will not tell you what to do, but by listening to you and helping you explore the issues you bring to counselling, I can help you find your own strategies and solutions to live your life more effectively.
Working with organisations counselling people who have experienced sexual abuse, in three General Practice surgeries and a college of Further Education for many years, I have experience working with people from a variety of cultural. social and ethnic backgrounds and whose ages span a broad spectrum. I am also used to working with people who have learning difficulties and disabilities, particularly autism.
I have experience working with issues such as relationships, eating disorders, trauma, loss, anger, anxiety, abuse, sexual abuse, self harm, self-esteem and confidence issues, bereavement, depression and anger.
What to expect
At our first meeting, we will discuss what you wish to gain from counselling, and the best way we can work together to improve your life. We will also discuss contact details and confidentiality. I may ask you to share a little of your current circumstances, how you are feeling and what support you have around you.
We can also discuss how often we will meet. Usually this is at the same time on the same day, on a weekly basis. For online appointments, this can be agreed individually, but telephone appointments again are usually at the same time each day on a weekly basis. Payment can be made either in cash at the time of the appointment, which is the preferred method, or via my website with Paypal on the same day as the appointment.
I am happy to work with clients who wish to address a specific problem in the short term or those who wish to embark on a longer journey.
It can take a huge amount of courage to come for counselling and many people who come through my door have been thinking about it for quite some time.
Should you have any further questions as to whether you think counselling would be helpful for you or wish to discuss things further, please feel free to contact me by telephone or email.