I am a qualified Counsellor with many years of experience working in NHS Hospitals, Doctor’s Surgeries and my own private practice. I work both long and short term with individuals of all ages who are experiencing challenges in life.
As a ‘Humanistic’ Counsellor I believe everyone is unique with their own strengths and resources but sometimes throughout our lives it becomes difficult to recognise these positive feelings. By offering a non-judgmental, accepting, therapeutic relationship and safe environment, I can help explore the issues that have brought you to counselling giving you a greater understanding and awareness that can help make changes in your life.
I work primarily from a ‘Person Centred’ model which means it is non-directive, however as I believe that one model does not suit everyone, I also draw on aspects of other ways of working including Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics and I also attend regular training courses and supervision to ensure my continuing professional development. As an alternative to conventional talking therapy taking place in the confines of a room, I offer the option for counselling whilst walking in a park or countryside. Research has shown that spending time in the natural environment can have significant benefits to our mental wellbeing.
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Dissociation, General counselling, Health related issues, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Personal Development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Womens Issues, Work related issues
Humanistic Counselling Dip, 2008; Humanistic Counselling BA (Hons), 2010
Adults, Couples, Older Adults, Young People
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited