I know that life can offer up all sorts of challenges and we can’t always see a clear way forward, problems may feel insurmountable. Talking to friends and family might not always be possible for various reasons, and it can sometimes feel as though everyone has an opinion, which can add to feelings of confusion and stress.
Talking to a counsellor can provide a confidential and impartial space for you to speak freely and feel heard and understood, without judgement or unwanted advice. Often, simply having the space to talk can allow you to process your thoughts and gain a clearer understanding of the way forward.Sometimes, words don't come as easily and I can help you to access your feelings with kindness and patience, enabling you to reach a deeper level of insight.
As an integrative therapeutic counsellor, I have learned to work using an approach that selects techniques from different therapeutic orientations and can use skills to suit your needs within each session. I will work with you to untangle what is going on and always respect your autonomy. I won't try and fix you or tell you what you should do, but maybe I can offer a fresh perspective, which can allow you to make connections with past and present feelings and ultimately find your own solutions to the problems you are experiencing. Most importantly, I will listen and provide a calm and accepting space for you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement.
I understand that taking the first step and reaching out for support can be daunting, finding the right therapist to work with is an important and very personal choice. It may be the first time you have considered seeing a counsellor and you may not really understand what therapy can offer and how it can help. Once you have made initial contact, we can arrange to talk on the telephone or online, to allow you to ask any questions you may have and to get a feel for whether I might be the right counsellor for you.
I am fully qualified and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework. I can offer therapy to adults and adolescents age 16+ and work with a wide range of issues, including bereavement and loss, health related issues, menopause, infertility, stress, anxiety, low self esteem, lack of confidence, relationships and identity issues.
Creating a safe and supportive space
Since training to become a counsellor in the second half of my life,
I have been privileged to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, helping them navigate difficult periods and discover clarity and resilience.Through my work as a counsellor within a hospice, I have gained extensive experience supporting individuals through times of loss and grief and I also support young adults within a college setting.
By providing a secure and non-judgmental environment, my goal is to empower you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, fostering self-awareness and facilitating personal growth.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which ensures that I adhere to the highest professional standards and ethical guidelines.
I warmly encourage you to take that initial step towards a happier and more fulfilling life. Together, we can embark on a transformative journey of healing and personal growth.