I have over 20 years experience of working with adults and young people aged 16+.
I have worked in a variety of settings and enjoy offering different approaches which I integrate to best match particular needs.
I also provide a creative space with a variety of media to use including clay, paint, postcards and miniature figures. Using the arts needs no previous experience, the focus is on self-expression rather than being artistic and is always invitational, not an expectation.
I have worked with a large range of presenting problems including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, self-harm and suicide, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, work-related issues, bereavement and loss, depression, identity, life stages, relationship issues, eating disorders, miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth and SIDS.
I am an Accredited Counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, whose ethical framework I abide by.
I am also an accredited counsellor with The Foundation for Infant Loss.
I have a diploma in Counselling and Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, a certificate in Advanced Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy as well as a diploma in Supervision from The Link.
Counselling is a collaborative relationship where we both work together, in a supportive environment, on the things that may be troubling you.
Sharing a problem can be hugely beneficial and counselling provides a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult emotions.
It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and works towards helping you reach a solution.
I offer a half-hour free telephone consultation as a first meeting.
This is an opportunity for me to hear about your situation and for you to ask any questions and learn more about what I can offer.
After this conversation, if you feel happy to work together, we can then arrange a regular weekly appointment time.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes. My hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am.
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Whatever your personal circumstances the Centre for Therapy aim to help put you in touch with a therapist that can help.