Social, historical, economic, environmental and political events all impact and shape our lives. Whatever your gender, ethnicity, seen or unseen disability, race, sexual identity, religious and spiritual belief or none, I will listen to you with empathy, kindness, respect and understanding.
As a Relate Trained Counsellor, I particularly draw on the Systemic and Psychodynamic Theoretical Perspectives but also understand the importance of being client led. I listen to family scripts and narratives, with a person-centred focus. My experience over 4,000+ hours means that I have worked with, supported and cared for many different and unique individuals.
This had led me to a greater understanding of the importance and impact of the many systems that affect us throughout our lives.
Wherever we live in the world these systems include:
- The family systems and networks of our original care providers whatever form that may be including adopted, carers, foster
- Schooling, friends, peers, teachers, the education system, University, College
- The Workplace and working environment
- Current family life whether blended, extended and same sex and friends that we choose to call our family
All of these have a significant effect on our lives, mental health and well-being.
I am here to listen to you, it is good to talk, to be able to share your feelings.
Sex & Intimacy
Family & Work Relationships
Getting Started is Easy
This initial session is an important first step in your counselling journey.
Flexible session times to suit your needs via zoom
Type of Sessions
Face to Face Counselling – NO – due to Covid 19
Home Visits – NO – due to Covid 19
Online Counselling – YES
Telephone Counselling – YES
Confidentiality & Safety
The counselling I offer is a private and confidential form of help. I hold information about each of my clients and the counselling they receive in confidence. This means that I will not normally give your name or any information about you to anyone outside the organisation. However, there are exceptional cases where I might ethically or legally have to give information to relevant authorities, for example, if I had reason to believe that someone, especially a child, is at serious risk of harm.
If you come with a partner/wife/husband, I may suggest seeing each of you individually. It is important for you to know that what is said in those individual sessions will be confidential and not shared with your partner/wife/husband.
Controlling and coercive behaviour is an issue for many people who come to Counselling for help with their relationship. From my experience working with couples or family members may not be safe. If this is so, I would suggest that each person to get individual specialist support from another supportive and reputable agency.