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About Counselling

I am a counsellor who believes that you are the best person to make decisions about your own life. I am here to support you in that by offering a professional, confidential service. 

It’s been a tough few years for all of us navigating our way through a pandemic. Since that time, despite us having settled back into our normal routines, it feels like life continues to be stressful. If you are suffering with your mental health, for any reason, you may benefit from counselling to help you understand why and perhaps start to make some changes in your life. In counselling you can talk to me about whatever is troubling you. I am here to listen with care and warmth, as someone outside of your family and friends who won’t judge you. You will have the freedom to talk about whatever you want and help to unravel whatever is causing you stress.

Counselling Experience

My counselling experience whilst working at Maundy Relief and in private practice includes working with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Conflict within family relationships 
  • Issues as a result of childhood or family life
  • Alcohol and drug dependency
  • Bereavement – recent or historical
  • Supporting bereavement due to suicide
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings 

Grief and Loss

For all of us, grief is a unique, individual experience which we will meet at some time in our lives. I know from personal experience how incredibly affirming it can be to sit with someone, outside of family and friends, who is able to listen deeply and understand what your loss means to you. I can be with you during this process and offer you care and support whilst you explore your loss incorporating the knowledge and experience, I have gained over many years. That support may be working with you to better understand your loss, at other times it can be someone to simply sit with you in your grief.

The Practical Stuff

  • Your counselling is for you. 

With that in mind I want to meet your needs through an open, honest, and flexible approach. 

  • Appointment times can be arranged to suit you.

There is an option for weekly or fortnightly etc, depending on what is appropriate for you. I currently have availability Monday and Tuesday, daytime and early evenings.

  • Your Confidentiality

Part of the first session includes discussing and agreeing a contract, regarding confidentiality and a little about what to expect from counselling.

  • I am not able to provide crisis support, the organisations who do are: Samaritans and Papyrus
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