Feeling as if something has to change?
Often, we fall into patterns of behaviour without realising, but what we do notice, are the struggles we are faced with, not really knowing why it is we feel the way we do. My work with you is to help you gain a greater understanding of yourself, giving you a chance to reflect on what is going on and how to make sense of your situation. Having a greater sense of self allows you to take some control of your life and to bring some changes. If you're reading this you are already contemplating counselling, but the next step is finding the right counsellor for you.
It's important to begin this journey with someone you feel comfortable working with. I respect diversity and difference, recognising that everyone has their own life experience which has brought them to this joint in time. My role is to ensure you feel listened to and understood without prejudice or judgement .
As your counsellor, I will explore with you the issues that are causing your distress and discomfort. We will work collaboratively to find some understanding and resolution enabling you to move forward and live life more fully. It maybe that you cannot identify a specific problem, but a general sense of feeling 'out of sorts' is leading you to seek some support. We can work with this too, sometimes what is bothering us is not that obvious. Having someone along-side you at this time can be of help.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, working with men and women of any age from adolescence up, on a short or long-term basis. If you would like the opportunity to decide whether we could work together, we can arrange an initial meeting to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. If you decide counselling with me is not for you, there is no obligation to continue.
In addition to running my own private practice, I have a wide range of experience from a variety of settings including NHS work, charity sector as well as a specialist bereavement agency. I work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, separation and loss, bereavement, eating issues, as well as those going through transition in life.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling as well as a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend conferences and training events.