Registered and BACP Accredited Counsellor
Consider what it's like when you're having a difficult time and think it might help to talk to someone. Friends aren't always the answer, so perhaps counselling would help. I provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk without judgement or comparison. I have extensive experience in face to face counselling on short and long term contracts, working in the voluntary sector, private practice, GP surgeries and with healthcare staff. I am also a Registered Nurse, well used to working with those suffering the emotions associated with physical difficulties. Additional training, with further experience, includes the compassionate mind approach, cognitive behavioural interventions and working with traumatic loss and bereavement.
As your counsellor I offer you the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and difficulties, explore possible solutions and become able, through a greater sense of self-awareness, knowledge and well-being, to make changes if you choose to do so. Counselling may help you face major changes in your life: separation, divorce, redundancy, bereavement, long-term illness or disability affecting you or someone close to you. Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or difficulties at home or work can all be explored. You'll have time to recover and build your resilience for the future. As we work together you'll have insights into how you relate with others; invaluable when relationships, whether at home or work, are a source of tension.
Sessions - choose what suits you:
• Free initial 30 minute consultation to meet and ask any questions if required
• Assessment and subsequent sessions (50 minutes) £40 - for short or long term work
• Time-limited therapy £200 for six sessions payable in two amounts (£150 for the first four sessions paid at the end of the assessment and £50 for the remaining two sessions paid at end of fourth session).
Time-limited counselling isn't for everyone. Please see my website for further details and if time-limited work sounds helpful for you, do call me to discuss your needs and find out more. Long term work, at £40 per session, is also available, as above.