Hello and welcome to my website.
What happens and your questions .....
With the challenges of everyday life it can really help to speak with someone compassionate, real and non-judgemental. The counselling room is a space for growth and transformation, where you are able to express your true self and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
Counselling is a collaboration between the counsellor and the client, growing the relationship is the most important aspect of the work. A key part of this for us both is to build trust and respect.
I'm an integrative counsellor, I apply different aspects of my training and counselling experience depending on your needs. Using various techniques and methods, it enables me to create a counselling session that is tailor made for you. I have a strong connection with the humanistic approach, my work is client led because only you know how you feel.
I work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy code of Ethics and Practice for more information please go to the BACP website.
I hold full indemnity and public liability insurance and have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
I work with people aged 17 years and up, as long as we get along (which we can work out via an initial assessment), then my aim is to turn no one away.
My style is mostly person centred, I believe everyone knows "what they need" to move forward. I enjoy being creative and I like to think outside the box when it comes to how we work together.
It can be quite daunting to start counselling you might have questions like .....
"Will I like this this counsellor?"
"What will be expected of me?"
"What will they want to know?"
"What will I say?"
In the first session I will ask you a few questions to get an understanding of you, your reasons for coming and what your goals and needs are. Counselling is a collaboration and we can work together on how I can help you.
Each week /fortnight we will arrange a regular time and place to work together, this will be for 50 mins. The fee for this is £45 though concessions are available depending on your situation. We can discuss this on the phone beforehand.
Where possible 24/48 hours notice to cancel is required.