I am a therapeutic integrative counsellor with many years experience enabling adults to bring change into their lives and to develop peace of mind. I work in an intuitive and compassionate manner which allows insights to unfold in a safe and measured way. Working in this way allows options to be explored and strategies to move forward can be developed.
People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons but fundamentally some sort of disharmony in their sense of being, something feels ‘not right’. Counselling gives the opportunity to ‘step outside’ of life for an hour and really attend to yourself with someone who is a kind and empathic listener, who does not judge you. As well as listening with care I may suggest a variety of tools, such as creative drawing or journaling, to allow you to gain insight into your situation. I may also use things like sand tray work which can bring deeper understanding, or mindfulness techniques to help stay in the present moment and not be swept about by emotions.
I do however believe that each person is unique and special and therefore my work is tailored for the individual giving you the freedom and support to explore your concerns at a pace that is right for you. Effective counselling is the result of being with someone who you can have trust and confidence in and work towards developing resilience in dealing with life’s knocks and challenges, whatever they may be.
I have had over 10 years experience working at a Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre where I followed up an interest in trauma, how it affects our thinking, emotions and behaviour. A lot of my private practice is working with people caught in a web of difficult relationships causing anxiety, depression and impacting on daily life, and I also often work with bereavement both privately and as a volunteer and supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care.
I have been a practising Buddhist for many years and this helps me to remain steady throughout my work and my life.
Making an appointment
Our first steps into a counselling relationship can feel unsettling. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or would like to book an initial session. This would be for no more than 50 minutes and would be an opportunity for us to meet and consider working together. My fee for this is £25. If you choose to embark on counselling sessions then my fee is £40 for an hour session unless we come to an arrangement otherwise.
For supervision please contact me to discuss your requirements.
I am located in Hereford.