About me

I work mostly online via video-call and on the 'phone, and have some capacity for face to face appointments. I can offer a range of times to suit you, including some early evenings.
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a free, no-obligation conversation, either via by telephone or online. This is an opportunity for us to talk about what you would like to gain from counselling, and to ask any questions you may have. I will also explain a bit more about how I work, and about confidentiality.
Most of the way we will work together will be through talking, but we may also use some creative tools, such as writing and drawing if we agree that this will be helpful for you. Whichever approaches we choose to use, the most important thing is the relationship between us as we work together.
I have over 20 years' experience of being a calm voice and listening ear working with people in difficult situations, firstly with Citizens Advice and now as a fully qualified counsellor with an MA in Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) https://www.bacp.co.uk and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) https://www.acc-uk.org.
I welcome work with people of all faiths or no faith, and clients from the LGBTQ+ community. I run a fully inclusive practice and don't value any gender or sexual identity above another.
Counsellors work with their clients in lots of different ways.  My training is integrative, so I draw on different types of therapy to tailor my approach specifically for you. There are three main therapies that I use with clients, although I may use other approaches that are appropriate:
  • A person-centred approach focuses on you as the expert on yourself, and aims to help you reach your full potential.
  • Psychodynamic theories explore the subconscious and the effects of past experiences and memories on the present.
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) explores unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and suggests practical strategies and new ways of thinking.
If we both feel we can work together, we can then arrange our first appointments. I'm always open to your feedback and happy to hear what does and doesn't work for you in therapy. If for any reason you decide not to book further sessions, I will do my best to signpost you to someone appropriate, if that's what you wish.