A Bit about me
My professional experience is extensive and includes addiction, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem and domestic abuse. I have worked with the Survivors Trust, volunteered my counselling to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and childhood sexual abuse. I have also worked in prisons, counselling individuals with substance misuse, depression, anxiety, grief, relational problems and other mental health related issues. I currently work within an NHS Community Mental Health Setting, supporting individuals presenting in Crisis, with trauma and often under NHS Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor and I have a small private practice in the Preston area. I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within this ethical framework.
I am fully insured and hold a full enhanced DBS check.
Person Centred Counselling
I am a person centred counsellor and have worked with many people to help improve their mental health and wellbeing, often during very difficult and demanding times. I have provided counselling covering a range of issues including addiction, suicidal thoughts, low self esteem and domestic abuse. I offer a professional approach that is honest, empathic and non-judgemental. I am warm and patient and place a lot of value in people being given an opportunity to feel heard. Talking about your issues and concerns, being listened to in a counselling relationship offers a different way of looking at life and can bring about positive change, at any age.
Deciding to seek some support is a big step and finding the right counsellor for you is really important, so please feel free to get in touch, or make an appointment so that you can decide if I’m the right person for you to work with. This can provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and for me to explain a little more about how I work and what I can offer. You may prefer to have this conversation via telephone or email, which is absolutely fine.
A meeting together within a safe space in a room at home, communication can work well for both therapist and client. It can offer accessibility and flexibility, no need to travel and ideal for people on the go or who have to stay at home for the next few weeks on isolation. It is convenient for those who find it difficult to leave their home or have parents and/or young children to look after. Therapy is more accessible and as effective as face-to-face or via the phone.