My approach

I am a humanistic integrative counsellor.  I use a person-centred approach and I integrate additional theoretical models and methodology as they are appropriate to you and your journey. In this way, I can draw on different skills to tailor my approach to you as an individual, unique person. It also allows me to adapt as we progress to ensure that our work together meets your particular need at any given point in the process.

The person-centred approach places you at the heart of everything we do. I am here to listen to you. I offer you a non-judgemental, supportive space in which you can feel safe to fully express your thoughts, feelings and beliefs.  Together we will explore the issues that are making life difficult for you so that, via increased self-awareness and understanding, you are able to make positive and meaningful changes that will enhance your feelings of autonomy and wellbeing.

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How I can help you?

People come to counselling for a myriad of reasons. These can be specific to a particular area of your life or perhaps about a more general sense of unease that everything is not alright in your world. Talking to a counsellor offers you the opportunity to talk freely about whatever is making life difficult for you in a fully supportive and non-judgemental space.

I am here to listen to you and work with you to help you overcome the challenges that are making your life difficult. We will work together to build your understanding and awareness so that you can find a positive way forward.

I work with various issues that might be making life feel hard for you.
These include but are not limited to:

People Pleasing

Feelings of Insecurity

Differing Expectations

Relationships with others

If you are struggling with a relationship due to feelings of insecurity, having difficulty in reconciling differing expectations or finding it hard to communicate your needs, I can help you. Working together, I can support you with:

  • Communication issues with partners, friends or colleagues
  • Difficulty in prioritising your own needs
  • Tendency towards people-pleasing
  • Struggling to set boundaries
  • Difficulty in managing others’ expectations
  • Feelings of insecurity, rejection or abandonment
  • Difficulty in trusting others



Lack of Motivation

Low mood & Depression

If you are finding life difficult due to sadness, worry, social isolation or lack of motivation, I can help you. Working together, I can support you with:

  • Feelings of sadness or loneliness
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Feeling exhausted
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feeling worried much of the time
  • A sense of hopelessness
  • Difficulty in coming to terms with a loss in your life
  • Feelings of numbness or a sense of being empty and without emotion
  • Feeling angry

Low Self-esteem

Lack of Confidence

Negative Self-Talk

Feelings about yourself

If you are struggling with the way you feel about yourself emotionally or physically or you find it hard to believe in yourself, I can help you. Working together, I can support you with:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Feeling out of control in your life
  • Difficulty in asking for help
  • Tendency towards negative self-talk
  • Feelings of failure
  • Issues with body image



Unable to cope

Anxiety & Fear

If you are struggling with a sense of unease, fear or being unable to cope, I can help you. Working together, I can support you with:

  • Feeling anxious or frightened
  • Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope
  • Feeling stressed or worried
  • Difficulty in switching off / relaxing
  • Issues with overthinking
  • Difficulty managing uncertainty or change in your life


Grief or Loss

Accident or Crime

Traumatic Life Experiences

If you have experienced a distressing, stressful or frightening event or situation that continues to have a negative effect on the way you feel now, I can help you. Working together, I can support you if you are struggling as a consequence of:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect, deprivation and abandonment
  • Threatening and intimidating behaviour
  • Grief and loss
  • Accidents or natural disasters
  • Criminal acts

What to expect when you come to counselling

Therapy is a rewarding process that can help you make positive changes in many different areas of your life. However, it can feel a little daunting at the beginning when it is all new and unknown. With this in mind, it may be helpful to understand how the process works – knowing what to expect can help you to feel more comfortable and at ease.

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Phone consultation

Effective therapy is all about building a relationship of trust and mutual respect so it is important that you feel comfortable with me. With this in mind, I offer a complimentary 15-minute-phone consultation which gives you the opportunity to get an initial feeling about whether we will work well together.

It also provides an opportunity for you to talk to me about your reasons for seeking counselling. In addition, I can answer any questions or discuss concerns that you might have about the process. There is no obligation to proceed at this point if you do not feel I am the right person for you.

First session

In our first session together, you will have a further opportunity to get to know me. I will also be getting to know you. We will talk about the challenges that you are facing and what you are hoping to change. However, nothing is set in stone at this point as the focus of the work might change as the sessions progress. With this in mind, we will review our work together on a regular basis to ensure that it is specific to your particular needs as they arise. 

In the first session we will also discuss the agreement for our work together. This gives you the chance to ask any further questions you may have or clarify any areas you are unsure about.

Further sessions

I offer short-term or longer-term therapy depending on your needs and wishes. You may choose a short course of therapy to focus on a particular issue. Alternatively, you may need a longer period of support for therapy that requires greater depth. We will discuss this in our phone consultation call and we will also review it as your therapy progresses to check that our original plan continues to meet your needs.

Everyone is different and the amount of time required to effect change will vary from person to person. The overall aim is to work together for the number of sessions that you need to achieve a positive outcome.

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How to meet

Once you are ready to proceed, please contact me to organise a complimentary consultation call. This can be done via email or on my contact page. Please provide a brief message, which includes your contact details, and I will respond within 48 hours. The consultation call offers you the opportunity to ask any questions and to get an initial feeling about my suitability for you. It also allows me to get an understanding of what you are looking for.

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Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me for a no-obligation initial chat.