I am a Person Centred Counsellor, with experience of working with individuals and couples, adults and young people. Having worked in the NHS and in education I now work from my own private practice here at Farfield House Clinic.
I am committed to offering you a confidential, therapeutic space where you can examine and explore your issues. My belief is that whatever your problems/difficulties are, you hold the solutions. Anxiety and depression can often prevent us from seeing clearly, and we sometimes need help to find a way forward, counselling can be a safe space for you to do this, without being judged or pushed in any way.
I offer a caring, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to work through your issues at your own pace, I am respectful of your process.
I also have extensive experience of working with fragile children in care, I work therapeutically with young people and their families. I am also a qualified adoption counsellor, dealing with issues surrounding adoption for either the adopter, the adoptee or the birth parents.
I believe the relationship between client and counsellor is paramount to the counselling process, it is not my place to give you advice or judge you, but to assist you in finding your own unique way of managing or changing a situation.
I’m happy to talk over any concerns or questions you might have about counselling, either over the phone, in person or via email.
Training, qualifications & experience
HNC Childcare Studies
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Bsc Therapeutic Counselling
I am a registered Member of BACP you can find me off the BACP’s Accredited Voluntary Register.
I receive regular clinical supervision for my work, where I discuss my work; however, I keep anonymity here too. I am wholly committed to confidentiality. As a member of the BACP I work within their code of ethics, including a conduct and complaints procedure, which is available for all clients to see should they wish to do so.
All BACP members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Adoption issues
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger’s syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Couples counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pre-nuptial counselling
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Self harm
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Humanistic Therapies
- Person-Centred Counselling
My usual fee is £35 per hour session for individuals
and £40per hour session for couples
I have a limited number of spaces available for people on low incomes at discounted rates.
Life can throw many things at us, we all have our unique ways of coping with life’s difficulties. Sometimes however we might feel we’ve exhausted our coping strategies, this can leave us feeling tired, drained, with little or no motivation. Or we might find ourselves in the same difficult situation over and over again and begin to wonder how we get there. Certain life events can have a traumatic effect, leaving us feeling anxious or depressed, a bereavement, illness, change in family circumstances, relationships breakdown, childhood issues, all these can effect the way we think and feel. Counselling can offer you a safe, confidential space for you to explore how you’re feeling and for you to begin to make some sense of it all.