Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06400
Welcome, Life can seem extremely difficult at times as we may face situations that are challenging to deal with on our own. This can leave us feeling quite vulnerable and alone in the world, and may be caused by situations that seem out of our control.
We may desperately want to feel heard and validated but need someone other than friends or family to talk to. We may be comparing ourselves to others and struggling with who we really are or where we want to be in life.
Together we can explore the emotions you are feeling, I will help you to unravel all the sad and negative thoughts that keep ruminating within you and that are giving you those difficult feelings to deal with.
I will offer you somewhere safe and non-judgemental to explore the concerns you are experiencing. We can work together to make sense of what is happening in your world so you are able to feel less alone and able to move forward with your own life. We will work at a pace that feels safe for you and gives you that opportunity to have your feelings validated.
As well as working with individuals I have a keen interest in working with couples improve their relationships. I have carried out extra training in relationship counselling as this was one of the chosen modules during my counselling studies. It gave me good grounding and understanding of the dilemmas couples struggle with. I have a keen interest in how couples can improve their relationship by supporting them unravel the issues that appear to be causing the discord in the hope they can have a more harmonious relationship.
This also is an area that I am also passionate about as I have carried out extensive training in loss and grief and volunteered for a large charity as a bereavement counsellor for many years. When we hear the word loss, we often associate this with a bereavement, but loss can include the breakdown of relationships, losing our independence, unemployment, declining health etc. so it can cover a wide range of difficulties that we encounter throughout our lives. It can be a very tough journey to be on so I will support you every step of the way with empathy and compassion.
I am happy to offer a free 15-minute video or telephone call for you to ask me any questions you may have and to get a feel of how I work. I find this also helps the initial session feel less daunting for new clients as well as more of an understanding of how counselling works.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma In Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate In Online and Telephone Counselling
Level 3 Award in Adolescent Depression
Level 3 Award in Mental Health and Young People
Professional Relationship Counselling Diploma
Professional Counselling Grief and Bereavement Diploma
Mindfulness Practitioner Course Level I, II, III & Master
Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching
ASCENTIS, Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care
Bereavement and Loss Certificate
Supporting People with Mental Health Certificate
Health and Social care Certificate
Death and Dying Certificate
Cruse: Awareness in Bereavement Care
Counselling level One Certificate
Introduction to Counselling Certificate
NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care
NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken