BSc (Hons), Dip.Couns.
My psychotherapeutic training is in Transactional Analysis, a model that I believe helps people to understand why we think, feel, and behave the way we do, supporting them in making positive changes to their lives.
I offer both short and long-term counselling, tailored to what you might need. I draw on my core training, as well as other modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
Following an early career in conferencing and television production, I spent 11 rewarding years within the further and higher education sectors as a mentor for young adults. I offered support for issues such as acute mental health crisis, stress, PTSD, Autism, ASD, Specific Learning Difficulties, as well as providing social communication support. This experience inspired me to develop and deepen the support I could provide individuals and so I decided to retrain as a counsellor.
Training and Experience
I hold a Diploma in Counselling (Dip Couns.)
I have also undertaken continuous professional development training in the following: anxiety; attachment disorders; eating disorders; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); and equality and diversity.
Areas of experience
My counselling experience includes working with: childhood trauma; bereavement; anxiety and depression; habitual worry, and obsession (OCD); relationship and family issues; coping with significant life changes; cultural issues; stress; and low self-esteem.
Our first sessions will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for me to understand what you need from counselling. On occasion, I may feel that clients would benefit from working with therapists and counsellors with specific specialisms, and I will signpost to colleagues or other support.
I offer counselling on the following basis:
I offer an initial, free 15-minute telephone consultation.
I provide weekly therapy sessions either face to face, or online (Zoom), as I believe this provides the best opportunity for a good therapeutic outcome.
- A £50 fee for a 50-minute session
- I charge the full fee for absences, cancellations and missed appointments when I am given less than one week’s notice.
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