Hi and welcome – I’d like to tell you a bit about me, so you can decide if I sound like the right counsellor for you.
I have a gentle demeanour that, I am told, exudes calm to those around me, together with a warmth and sincerity that allows me to build meaningful relationships with my clients. I believe that by nurturing those relationships, our work together will flourish.
I have worked in a number of different environments, counselling adults, young people and couples. Currently, I work in private practice, a youth counselling service and with Relate.
Sometimes our issues, be it past or present, have such a profound impact, we can find ourselves in emotional turmoil and it can feel impossible to make sense of how the pieces of our life fit together anymore. Maybe you are feeling totally overwhelmed with life, anxious or depressed and can’t see how to move forward? You might be experiencing problems with your relationship and need a helping hand to get you back on track? You may feel lonely and afraid, with no one to talk to?
I can offer you a warm, safe environment without preconceptions or judgement, to give you space to make sense of what those pieces mean and help you put them back together, often with a better fit than before.
There are a couple of areas in which I have a special interest –
A subject that is very close to my own heart and one that I am passionate about. Do you worry about seemingly trivial issues that feel so much bigger to you? Do you wish that you had an ‘off button’? Do racing thoughts cloud your head and keep you awake at night? Anxiety can be utterly debilitating and often feels that it takes over everything – I can work with you to look at what’s happening in your life and help you achieve that sense of calm and clarity of thought that anxiety clouds.
Often so difficult to recognise and it can be only after leaving a relationship in which you have experienced control and emotional abuse that you understand the effect on your emotional wellbeing. You may be left feeling ashamed, confused, anxious, have low self-esteem, feel angry and lost. If this sounds like you, please don’t struggle on alone. I would love to work with you to help you regain confidence and control in your life.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice.