This page is for people age 18 and above. If you are under 18 or a parent / carer looking for counselling for your child / teenager then please see my counselling with young people page.
What can you expect from counselling with me?
I offer impartial, compassionate support and a different perspective. You will have the opportunity to explore issues, thoughts, feelings and behaviours within a safe, confidential one-to-one setting.
You can expect to be treated with understanding, honesty and a non-judgemental attitude.
I will respect your individual needs and pace of working, while enabling you to arrive at your own insights, decisions and solutions.
I am sensitive to differences in ethnicity, culture, age, religious beliefs, sexuality, ability and gender.
Counselling can help you in many ways
- Heal difficult or painful experiences enabling you to move on.
- Change unhelpful patterns of thinking or behaviour.
- Understand, express and cope better with your feelings.
- Improve your relationships.
- Develop confidence and self-esteem.
- Reconnect with your inner strengths and creativity.
- Accept who you are and explore who you’d like to become.
- Make healthy life choices and changes.
- Find meaning and direction in your life.
- Fulfil your potential.
I have experience of working with many issues
- Anxiety and panic attacks.
- Depression and low mood.
- Low confidence / self-esteem.
- Loss and bereavement.
- Family breakdown and relationship problems.
- Domestic violence.
- Rape and sexual abuse.
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- Work stress and bullying.
- Chronic illness and physical pain.
- Spiritual crisis.
If you want to know if I can work with any other issue not listed here please get in touch.
More about confidentiality
All information that you share with me will be treated as confidential.
However, if I am ever concerned that there is a danger of serious harm to yourself or others – for instance if you were seriously suicidal or a child was at risk - then I might need to inform outside agencies (e.g. your GP). I would only do this after discussing it with you first, whenever possible.