What is it?

Counselling provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about your issues and concerns. Your counsellor will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others.
A counsellor will not give you their opinions or advice or prescribe medication. They will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life, understanding yourself better or finding ways of coping with your problems.

what happens?

Counselling can take different forms depending on your needs and what type of therapy may be most suitable for you.
Most therapy takes place in planned, regular sessions which last for around an hour. How often you see your counsellor and how many appointments you have will depend on your individual circumstances, and will be agreed between you and your counsellor.
You might see a counsellor on your own, as a couple or family, or in a group with people who have similar issues. You might meet them face to face in their home, offices or clinic, or talk to them online or over the telephone.
During a session, your counsellor may take you through specific exercises designed to help with your problem, or you might have more general discussions and explorations about how you're feeling. What you talk about will vary depend on what you want help with and the counsellor’s approach. It could include:
  • your relationships
  • your childhood
  • your feelings, emotions or thoughts
  • your behaviour
  • past and present life events
  • situations you find difficult
Your counsellor will be impartial but understanding. They will listen to you without judgment and help you explore your thoughts and emotions. They may offer information, and strategies or techniques to try, but they won’t tell you what you should think or do.



£70 for indivdual (1 hour)

£100 for couples


Initial consultation

£35 (1 hour)

£50 for couples


How I work

As a senior accredited counsellor & supervisor, Fellow & former Chair of the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO), with over 20 years experience, I can support you find a way through your difficulties & move to a more positive future.
My counselling is based on a Humanistic-Existential approach, which recognises that we all need to find our own meaning and path in life. I focus on helping you develop your self-awareness, to understand how you relate to yourself and the world around you. 
I work flexibly with the needs of the individual client, integrating appropriately from other counselling approaches; including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.  I use my training in Internal Family Systems to support you in recognising, accepting and integrating all parts of yourself. 
I will work with you to identify your strengths, challenge unhelpful thinking cycles, connect to, and utilise, your inner resources to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and fresh perspectives.  We will work together to help you develop new coping strategies and move forward in a more positive direction.
I find the use of imagery and metaphors powerful in helping you understand your emotions, as by focusing solely on spoken or written words, the individual meaning and experience of that feeling can be more difficult to describe and understand.  Whereas a unique image can bring a tangibility and solidity to that emotion, helping you to find a new understand, and a different way to approach your difficulties.   
Each client is, of course, unique, and it is important that I acknowledge and work with the diversity within our counselling relationship, as I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, trusting therapeutic space.  We will work collaboratively to help you express yourselves fully, and reflect on and explore your issues.
I will have a regular reviews with you, to enable you to reflect on the counselling process, and decide whether you have got everything you need from counselling, or whether you feel more sessions would help.

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