Asking for help can be extremely hard. You need someone to listen to you, but find that there are so many counsellors that this can make you even more confused!
My approach is simple. I use common sense and trust that it is the counselling relationship that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. I have a real passion for my work and it shows. I have a successful counselling practice in Braintree, Essex which has been built steadily upon reputation. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up.
I am a deeply caring and compassionate counsellor, and will treat whatever you bring to the counselling session with confidence and respect. In addition to my counselling skills, I will also bring my personality and warmth to your counselling experience.
Counselling sessions are available Monday - Saturday, with daytime and evening options up to 9pm. If you feel now is the time you need to talk contact me on 07590 267437.
I am a BACP qualified Counsellor who brings to bear her deep professional and personal experiences to help get to the root of clientâ€™s troubles, and my sessions are renowned for their clarity of purpose and positive outcomes.
Prior to my professional training as a Counsellor, I had a wealth of experience working within the business arena and I draw upon this in my work with workplace counselling.
I have worked with both adults, children, young people, couples & families within counselling agency and GP surgery settings. I am also passionate about supporting counselling students who are undergoing their professional training.
I currently run my own private practice and I enjoy supporting other counselling practitioners who wish to establish and/or further develop their own successful practice.
If you are interested in the theoretical basis of my work:
My core training is Integrative which is informed by Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
We can either decide together the most appropriate approach for our work, or this can be left to me to decide, based on what you hope to achieve.
Counselling/Therapies I Offer:
Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic
As a professional member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), I am bound by their code of ethics and I am committed to continuous professional development.
About You - Reasons to Seek Counselling with Me
I have a lot of counselling experiences working with many issues including Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Stress, Abuse, Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Relationships (including romantic, friendships, family & workplace), Panic Attacks, Self Harm, School Issues, Personal Identity, Sexual Problems, Perfectionism, Parenting, Personal Growth, Bullying, Communication, Addictive Behaviours (Gambling, Sexual, Internet), Fertility, Retirement, Menopause and other lifestage issues.
Many of the common reasons why people seek counselling are on this page. However, some people seek help when they are feeling â€˜lostâ€™ or â€˜out of sortsâ€™ and may not have an obvious reason for their distress. There doesn\'t have to be a label for things to feel wrong. I can help you make sense of your feelings and gain a new sense of perspective, no matter what the problem is.
There is no such thing as a \'typical\' client for counselling, just as there is no such thing as a \'typical\' person! I work with wide range of issues with men, women and young people from many different backgrounds and life experiences.
I am often asked by my clients \'how long will it take before I feel better?â€™ My response is that for some people as little as one to six sessions with a counsellor can help to make a real difference. For others a longer term approach may be more appropriate, but I always stress to clients that it is the client who chooses when to end the counselling process. Professional counselling is about meeting the needs and objectives of the client and not those of the counsellor!