I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling.
Are you feeling anxious, or struggling with day to day life?
Are you feeling anxious, or struggling with day to day life? You may have relationship issues or be worrying about pressures at work or with family life, being a parent or step parent. Sometimes we just lose momentum and motivation and don’t know how to regain it or we see other people seemingly living easy uncomplicated lives, and compare our lives to theirs and feel that something is missing.
You may have seen your GP and been told you have depression or anxiety and now don’t know where to turn to for guidance and support.
One full hour of Counselling
Modern life often leads to us feeling like we are being pulled in many different directions, leaving us exhausted and confused.
Counselling allows you to talk to someone who does not know you and who will allow you to sit and talk without judgement. A counsellor will not direct you but allow you to explore and work in a direction towards healing. I am an experienced and qualified counsellor. I am a registered member of the BACP and work in an integrative way. I am trained in psychodynamic counselling, the Person Centred Approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I can understand how issues in your past may still be impacting on your current day to day life. This means I can adapt my style to suit your needs.
One off single therapy session
Sometimes we don’t feel the need for counselling but we might have an anniversary coming up that we are finding distressing, an upcoming interview or event that is upsetting or worrying us and we feel ‘If only I could just see somebody for one session’
That is why I offer a one off session. It is important to note that this is not to dig deep into any issues but just to allow you the space to offload, or discuss a particular issue.
These sessions last for 90 minutes or 2 hours and is £60 for 90 minutes and £80 for two hours.
Mindfulness based CBT one to one 8 week course
This weekly course teaches you Mindfulness techniques that you can continue to use in daily life including how negative automatic thoughts can often determine how we react to situations and how our mood determines the actions that we take. As it is not group course I tailor it specifically to your needs.
As the course is linked to CBT it is £40 per week, or if you pay in full you pay £280 meaning that the last session is free of charge
Every client has their own individual, unique story
Every client has their own individual, unique story. Nobody else has experienced or lived your life.
I also hold a Life Coach qualification. I believe that coaching and counselling go hand in hand and being qualified in both areas enables me to help clients who may lack motivation or direction to move forward rather than dwelling on past issues. Together we look at the limiting beliefs that are holding you back and preventing you from achieving your full potential. Many people can appear to be successful but actually have very low self esteem and are inwardly struggling to cope but feel that to admit this is a weakness.
I have worked extensively in the areas of anxiety, anger, mental health: including bipolar and personality disorders, low mood, social deprivation, domestic abuse, depression and addictions. I have experience of working with people who are struggling within their relationships. I appreciate how anxiety disorders can make us feel isolated and that simply attending the first counselling session is a huge achievement for many people. Sometimes being able to verbalise our thoughts allows us to begin the healing process and to take control of feelings that we have previously believed to be unmanageable. Counselling allows us to acknowledge experiences that we cannot alter and to find ways to accept these and to move forward.
I have previously worked as a counsellor within an NHS GP surgery.
My skills as a counsellor
I regularly attend CPD training events and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up to date.