Mature experienced and highly motivated professional counsellor with 25+ years’ experience of working in interesting and varied health, social care, educational and secure environments, as well as private practice. I have worked in drug and alcohol services, mental health services, advocacy, nursing, domestic abuse and child & family services. I offer both short- and long-term counselling. I am person-centred psychodynamic trained but offer an integrative approach. This means that I use a variety of skills and techniques from different therapies to suit individual needs. I will work with you, to support you to seek resolution of your difficulties. We will work together to explore what is causing you difficulties and why, looking at past experiences and patterns in your life when appropriate. I will support you to explore ways of moving forward into a more sustainable, fulfilling life.
I do not judge, but value each of my clients for their uniqueness and potential.
Trained General Nurse
Foundation Course in Pastoral Care & Counselling
RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Person Centred Psychodynamic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning (C & G)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Domestic Violence Awareness
Freedom Programme Trainer & Facilitator for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Phoenix Programme Trainer & Facilitator for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Working with Male Domestic Violence Perpetrators
Stop the Hurt Perpetrator Behaviour Change Programme
Children Experiencing Domestic Violence
Barnardo's Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix
Domestic Violence Typologies
Working with Child Sexual Exploitation
Understanding Sexual Abuse & its Impact on Children & Young People
Counselling Sexual Abuse Survivors
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workshop
Working with Sexual Issues in Therapy
Understanding Loss & Grief
A Focus on Suicide
Mental Health Awareness
Solution Focused Therapy Approach
Mindfulness for Professionals working with Children, Adolescents & Parents
Introduction to Systemic Ideas & Practice
Child & Adolescent Development
Mindfulness for Well Being
My experience enables me to offer effective, individualized, psychological and emotional care. I can work with a number of mental health and emotional disorders, and provide a neutral ground to both individuals and couples alike to explore and work with their issues.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe confidential space, listening to your concerns, and providing an individualised treatment plan.
I will seek to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling therapy, I will help you to recover motivation, perspective, and positive mental well-being.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Domestic Abuse is very common in our society and its emotional and mental impact on all concerned is phenomenal and enduring. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger following domestic abuse events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing, and also help you gain an insight and understanding into how and why domestic abuse happened.
I work with both victims and perpetrators, and offer professional consultancy around all aspects of domestic abuse and its impact on both adults and children.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both partners and it is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Addictions Anxiety Anger Issues Childhood Abuse Confidence & Self-esteem Controlling Relationships Depression Grief & Loss Low Mood OCD Phobias Pornography Addiction Sexuality Issues Stress Trauma Work Issues
I use a person-centred psychodynamic approach which places you the client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. I will use a variety of skills and psychological techniques that are tailored to your individual needs and situation, in order to help you move forward towards your desired goal.
Please feel free to call me to explore confidentially the concerns that you are wanting to deal with, and what counselling might look like for you. Following this, if you decide to explore the process further, then we will agree to meet for an initial assessment session, during which we can better get to know each other and whether we are both happy to work together. If in agreement, we will then draw up a plan of support and commence counselling sessions. Progress will be regularly reviewed together, and we will seek to work together to a mutually agreed endpoint.
From time to time I will run dedicated workshops on topics such as domestic abuse, mindfullness, managing stress and anxiety. These workshops can also be delivered to groups in the community or in work settings - please contact me if you would like to discuss this further.
Details of upcoming workshops will be posted here.
'Thank you so much for helping me come to terms with past issues and be able to begin to move on'
'I thought that I would never feel any different, but after the counselling I now feel that I have hope and a future'
'You have been fantastic, and made me see life and the future in a much more positive way, and helped me understand the reasons for my problems'
All sessions are 50 minutes in duration. The first session will be an initial assessment to determine the issues and treatment plan and detail the contract between us and how we will work together.
Individuals: £50.00 per session
Couples Counselling: £60.00 per session
Here To Listen
Please contact me with any questions - I normally respond within 24hrs.
All Saints Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8ES United Kingdom
Tues: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thurs: 2:00pm - 9:00 pm
Other times by prior arrangement