offering confidential therapy in person and online
I offer support and the time to make sense of life and your experiences. You do not have to be alone with finding a way through confusing or tough times. Your worries, thoughts, challenges, and behaviours, are all heard and accepted in the therapy room. Talking openly, being heard without judgement, helps you to understand yourself and find the way forward that is right for you.
Talking openly with a trained counsellor is a very different experience to talking with a friend or relative. It is unusual in everyday life to feel able to say your inner thoughts aloud. Often you protect others or feel too wary of judgment to say exactly what you feel. Counselling helps you to hear yourself, to see your thoughts and feelings more clearly, to let go of limiting beliefs and move forward with your life.
Whether you are facing stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement or relationship issues, counselling can help you get back on track. Spending time in therapy increases your confidence as you recognise the choices that enable you to live a fulfilled life.
Each counsellor works in their own way, even when they have the same qualifications or years of experience. It's important that you find someone who you feel comfortable with. I am a friendly, experienced counsellor who works in an open and honest way. I will support and encourage you to gently explore your situation and choices. You will be encouraged to recognise how you feel and to move forward with a greater sense of self respect, self compassion and well being.
I value equality, honesty, individuality, fairness, appropriate humour and the right for each person to be free to live by their own values and wishes.
Having faced my own struggles I understand how challenging the events of life can be and how stress and despair can feel overwhelming. I see counselling as a journey that liberates and empowers.
Since qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor in 2008 I have experience of working with a wide variety of people and situations.
Call, text or email me to arrange a time for an initial chat or a full first session where you can check that you feel comfortable with me and my way of counselling. I will explain a little about the person centred approach, how we will use our time together and ask if you feel able to commit to weekly sessions.
Counselling works because when you can see your situation, relationships and life more clearly, you gain perspective, and find the way to move yourself forward. Although uncovering difficult feelings can be a challenge you are not alone, you are helped to express how you feel. While the work we do together is serious, the sessions are a place for smiles and laughter too. In me you will find an honest ally, someone who sees you, hears you, accepts you, who does their best to help you find comfort and the freedom to enjoy being who you are.