You're in Safe Hands
When you lead a busy, demanding life, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. I'm here to help you regain your balance, one day at a time.
I will provide you with a confidential and safe space, free from judgement, to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Take a look around my website
to find out if I am the right therapist for you.
Having enjoyed a 44 year career in social work, working with children and families in a variety of roles, I decided 6 years ago to retrain as a psychotherapist. This was with a view to helping and empowering people on an individual basis.
I apply my years of experience and transferable skills to benefit my clients.
I enjoy empowering others and have experience of this, having been a practice educator for social work students over the last 30 years.
I am married and have four adult children and eight grandchildren so I have experienced all the trials, tribulations and joys of raising a family.
After the birth of my fourth baby, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition. This has given me an insight into the challenges of living with a disability.
I volunteered for 4 years with a cancer therapy centre. I have also volunteered as a counsellor in a secondary school. Alongside this, I volunteered for Aspire, working with clients referred by Turning Point; a charity supporting people overcoming addictions.
I understand that life has a way of presenting us with challenges, some have built up over time and others take us by surprise. Often we manage by using the support of family and friends but sometimes, when we feel overwhelmed, we don't want to burden our loved ones.
I believe that this is when we need someone who is not emotionally attached to walk alongside us as we navigate these challenging times.
I am an integrative psychotherapist but Person Centred Therapy is core. However, I adapt my approach according to the needs of my client.
I have gained an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
and a Professional Diploma in Psyschotherpeutic counselling.
I am a member of the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society.
I have an Enhanced DBS and a current Advanced Safeguarding Qualification.
My Values and Ethics
I follow the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethics:
I work towards the good of clients and do no harm.
I am trustworthy and responsible.
I have respect for the dignity and rights of my clients.
I believe in justice.
I have integrity and self-responsibility.
I have training in other areas too, so please feel free to contact me to discuss any issue.
£50 for 50 mins
Payment can be made after our first session, so you can check the authenticity of my practice.
Then, payments should be made a minimum of 2 hours prior to each appointment, to avoid the need for chasing.
I have a 48-hour cancellation policy.