Counselling

I am a humanistic, existential counsellor working with adult clients of all ages including young people from the age of 18 years old. I am trained to work with individuals and also with couples or any two adult family members who are experiencing difficulties with their relationship.

I developed my counselling practice in the voluntary sector, with private clients and in GP practice, helping adults and young people with a wide variety of issues; stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, loss, bullying, low self-esteem, abuse, agoraphobia, learning difficulties, alcohol and substance misuse, sexuality and health-related issues.

For individuals

I am guided by what you choose to bring to the counselling sessions, and I am interested in how we relate to each other and in the thoughts and feelings that affect you.

For couples / two adults

I will listen carefully to what each person brings, and I will allow space for each of you to express your feelings and to better understand the issues affecting you.

My approach

I have been practising since 2003 and, as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within the values, principles and personal qualities demanded by BACP's ethical framework. For more details visit the BACP website.

Where possible, I send each client a comprehensive information sheet about my service in advance of our first meeting. When we meet I will ask each of you for your consent to keep your contact details on file and any notes as agreed.

I am an experienced counsellor who can provide you with a professional, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment. I offer counselling sessions usually of one hour up to once a week.

I am happy to work with you in the ‘here and now’ and I also believe that past experiences have shaped who we are, and that we do not have to continue with the beliefs and behaviours that have come to frame who we are in the present.

My intuition, my ability to listen and my willingness to provide you with a warm accepting presence, mean that I can help you to work through issues that concern you, be they personal, social, work-related or relationship based. I believe passionately that everyone has the resource within them to come to their own solutions with the right support.