Hello and a warm welcome. I am an experienced Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I offer face to face counselling sessions to adult individuals from a confidential, safe and quiet log cabin within the garden of my home set in the peaceful village location of Bardwell, 9 miles north east of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
I am a caring, empathetic counsellor with a friendly, professional approach who is committed to your personal growth and wellbeing. I can offer you a safe space to talk over the things that are troubling you, helping you to understand those parts of your life that may be causing you distress and enabling a clarity to move forward in the direction that you feel is best for you.
I know picking up the phone or emailing can be daunting and perhaps difficult and that you may have been thinking about it for some time and only now feel able to take that step. I will always answer my phone if I am able to and respond to emails as quickly as possible. Both my phones and email are confidential and messages can be left in confidence - please leave your message including your name and details of the best way to contact you.
Perhaps you are struggling with some of these issues - I will not be passing judgement, I am here to hear you;
* Depression * Anxiety / Stress * Relationship Issues * Low confidence & self esteem
* Bereavement / Loss / Grief * Sexuality /Gender issues * Phobias * Habitual worrying
* Trauma/Panic Attacks * Effects of physical/emotional/sexual abuse * Retirement / Redundancy
* Lack of purpose/direction in life
Whether you are struggling with inner feelings, a relationship or problems at work or home, I am here to provide compassion, genuine acceptance and a safe place to be heard to help you deal with the issues facing you.
I will work with you to help you make sense of those difficult feelings, explore those changes which you feel would benefit you, helping you to fulfil your potential.
Free Initial Consultation session - I feel it is important for you to have the time to feel comfortable, to see if counselling could help you and to see if we can work together. There is no obligation to enter into a counselling contract after this session.
No referral is needed to contact me.
There can be times in our lives when we all just need a bit of space and peace to work out exactly why we are feeling this way, where our lives are and where we would like to be - having someone by your side in these times can bring about change quicker than struggling alone.
My predominant approach is Psychodynamic although I draw on all counselling approaches to inform and enrich my work. Short term and longer term individual counselling for adults available
PLEASE NOTE: If my profile is showing me as unavailable, the date shown when I will next be available is a guideline only and is subject to change. Please do feel able to contact me and if you would like to be placed on my waiting list this can be confirmed together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Honorary Psychotherapist at NEPFT 2012-2013
Individual Counsellor at Counselling Agencies in Lowestoft & Ipswich 2011-2013
Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Registration Number 085421
Current CRB Check
I am fully committed to continuing professional development and attend workshops, lectures seminars and study days.
BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Some of the Areas of counselling I deal with
Affairs and betrayals
Child related issues
Generalised anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Separation and divorce
Work related stress
Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
There is no fee for your initial 50 minute consultation.
My fees are Â£35 per 50 minute session payable at the end of each session
The cabin is accessed by walking down two steps and across the lawn with a step up onto a decked area and the cabin itself. Flat shoes are advised.
One to one individual, adult counselling available.
If my profile is indicating that I am unable to take further enquiries until a specified date, please note that this date is a guideline only. Please do feel able to contact me and if you would like to be placed on my waiting list and notified when a counselling space becomes available, we can confirm this together.
When you arrive you will see a gravelled drive and a concrete drive. Please park on either of these. Please note that I do not have a waiting room. If you come with another person, they are welcome to wait for you in the parking area should they so wish or return at the end of the session and wait for you there.
At the time of your appointment, please knock on the front door, where I shall greet you and together we shall walk to the counselling room located in â€˜The Cabinâ€™ in my garden. It is advisable to wear flat shoes as there are outside surfaces to cross and a couple of steps to negotiate.