Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS21-01566
Are you experiencing challenging times? Feeling stuck, overwhelmed or unable to cope?
I offer help and support in a calm, confidential space, where you can talk freely about whatever is on your mind. It is often a great relief to talk to someone impartial, who won’t judge you or offer advice. Counselling may be your first experience of someone really listening to you, understanding your situation from your perspective.
Together, we’ll explore your situation and what it is like for you, and work out what you would like to be different. You’re in charge of what you talk about and we'll move along at your pace.
How can counselling help me?
Over time, you’re likely to become clearer about your situation, present or past, and become aware of your options.
You’ll be able to work out how you’re feeling and process these feelings.
If you’ve experienced loss, you’ll find this a welcome space to work through what you’re experiencing.
You may feel ready to make a decision you've been putting off or become more accepting of a situation.
Clients often realise the importance of their own self-care and feel more resilient, empowered and confident.
You will have the opportunity to identify your own wants and needs, perhaps assertively making an ask or having clearer boundaries in place
You will find that you have better relationships with family, friends and colleagues
You’re likely to feel much better in yourself, calmer, happier and more present
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a form of psychotherapy which offers a fresh perspective and fascinating insight into your inner world. This highly effective, gentle approach brings hope and the possibility of lasting healing and change.
IFS therapy assumes that we all have a calm, compassionate Self inside, which we might think of as our inner wisdom, sense or ‘knowing.’ We also have multiple ‘parts’ which have different roles, such as the inner critic, the perfectionist, the procrastinator or the people pleaser. Although these parts have our best interests at heart and are often hardworking, they can be the cause of the problems that bring us to therapy.
In IFS therapy, you will get know these parts and find out about their roles. You will also come to see what they are protecting, the exiled wounded parts beneath.
The goal of IFS therapy is to help you access your Self energy to help these hardworking protective parts release their burdens, heal wounded parts and bring harmony and balance into your inner world.
You can find out more about IFS here: ifs-institute.com
I work with people who are experiencing many kinds of challenges, including difficult family relationships, separation/divorce, work-related stress, loss and bereavement, bullying, caring for a family member, ageing and retirement, living with illness, phobias, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, low confidence and self-esteem, fostering and adoption, affairs and betrayal, addiction, OCD, addiction, present and past abuse, self-harm, trauma and PTSD, dissociation and issues around sexuality and/or gender.
I offer counselling, IFS therapy and supervision online or by phone.
Alongside my private counselling practice, I’m a Lecturer in Counselling, training others to become counsellors. I’m also a Clinical Supervisor of other Counsellors. I’m an accredited member and approved Supervisor of the National Counselling Society.
Practicalities - How long? How much? Getting started
Counselling sessions are usually weekly and depending on your needs, our work together can be short or longer term.
In the first session, we’ll explore what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to be different.
I appreciate that it can feel daunting to make initial contact with a counsellor. If you'd like some support or you've reached a limit, then it sounds like it’s the right time to be in touch.
I’m an experienced Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in Counselling.
I offer supervision online and by phone.
I aim to create a facilitative and supportive working alliance, offering a confidential space for you to reflect on your counselling practice, ensuring effective, safe and ethical practice.
I use a range of styles and approaches, which I adjust according to your way of working, competency and experience. These include the developmental model, the seven-eyed model, Heron’s six categories of intervention and the process model for ethical decision making.
My hourly rate is £45.
I can sometimes offer concessions rates for those in training.
Please contact me to discuss your supervision requirements.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDip Couns, BA (Hons)
Prof Cert Supervision
IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1 & 2
Accredited Member MNCS
Alongside my private practice, I'm a Lecturer in Counselling, training others to become Counsellors. I’m a Clinical Supervisor, offering supervision to other Counsellors.
I’m also a qualified IFS Therapist.
I have insurance, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
- 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
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support