I offer a friendly, professional and individual counselling and psychotherapy service tailored to your needs as a unique person. I have experience working with people from many different backgrounds and with a wide range of difficulties. Counselling offers privacy and confidentiality and provides support and a safe space to express what is troubling you. Call me for a free initial phone consultation to discuss what you may need and a possible way forward.
It takes a lot of courage to pick up the phone and enquire about counselling. It’s sometimes the last thing you want to do, you may feel embarrassed or ashamed about seeking help. It can be difficult to talk about your problems, you might feel you ‘ought’ to get on with it.
I take the view that as human beings we all fallible and vulnerable to outside forces and circumstances and yet we all have somewhere inside us the resources and resilience to try to change and to live more fully and creatively. Counselling provides an environment where you can begin to make sense of things and regain hope that things can and will improve. Therapy cannot change the past but can begin to free you from it.
Counselling and psychotherapy can offer help with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety and stress, anger problems, relationship issues and interpersonal problems, recovery from trauma, intrusive memories and recovery from childhood abuse and neglect. Therapy can also offer support with sexuality and gender issues.
Counselling does not offer specific guidance or advice but its aims include offering a place to explore meanings and make connections, to enable understanding, this in itself can promote change, sometimes deep intrapersonal change and learning.
I work both with short term fixed contracts (8-16 weeks) and longer open ended work for more complex issues. I work with adults over the age of 18.
Private Practice appointments available Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays . Late appointments available.