Welcome to my website. You have just made a start and, hopefully, a new journey to self-discovery, healing and personal growth and development.
I am a person/client-centred counsellor/psychotherapist, which means the session is all about you and your agenda: after all, you are the expert on yourself. I use a non-directional approach which allows you to express and explore how you see yourself consciously, rather than I, as your counsellor interpreting your thoughts, feelings and ideas. I have worked with many clients, listening and supporting them through their difficult issues, allowing them to search deep inside to help find the solution that will lead them to a more fulfilling and successful life. It will also enable the client to understand who they are, and accept that it is ok to be different, after all, we are all unique individuals sharing the same world.
My support will offer you a safe and confidential environment, nothing you say or disclose will be shared, unless it is outside of the boundary perimeters which will be discussed with the counsellor/client working agreement, or contract. I work with a recognised professional and ethical framework, maintaining specific boundaries. I offer an empathic approach to hopefully empower you through the process. I will accept you and support you as a unique individual despite any differences we may have between us. I will be genuine and open with you even if I may not approve of your beliefs, thoughts or actions, I approve of you as my client.
I deal with, and have, experience in many aspects of therapy and client issues. It is the client’s story, their self-beliefs, and the beliefs of their world and how they perceive them.
I have worked voluntarily at Banners Gate Counselling Centre in Boldmere for the last 3 years. I have had many clients with diverse backgrounds, cultures and issues.
I have experience in working in a leadership role with children from the ages of 3 to 17 years of age, offering support and understanding to some difficult and challenging issues.
I have experience with pastoral work in our local community, offering support with chores, listening to people’s issues, and being there for when they are lonely and in need of a friend.
As we know, life has many challenges and difficulties. Most of the time, we can manage them and move forward, working out our own solutions and learning from them, enabling us to successfully cope with life’s ups and downs.
Sometimes, life throws at us problems and dilemmas which can manifest into life changing difficulties, such as, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. It is all too easy to rely and depend on ourselves to sort out our own problems, there is also the danger that we may become so overwhelmed by our problems, that we ignore that alarm bell going off in our heads screaming for help, because it’s just got too difficult to cope with, and the effects that can have on the human psyche becomes unbearable and intolerable.
Sometimes, the hardest thing to admit is the need for help and support. One can feel ashamed and embarrassed about not feeling able to cope, and may also feel like a failure.
I believe that most people have the answers to their problems and issues deep inside of them. Sometimes they may be so deep, that the counselling process is like peeling back the layers on an onion to reveal the hidden pain that has been buried deep inside. It is only when we pull back the layers and explore, can we sometimes find the answers to our issues.
£40 per session
Concessions available to trainee counsellors and students
Flexible hours available
Contact me to make an appointment:
Face to face/one to one
Disability access via ramp
I look forward to hearing from you either by phone or by filling in the form below.