You have found my website – the chances are you are here because you have some questions. Whatever they may be, it’s probably taken a lot of courage to get this far; for many people, recognising that help is needed is one of the most difficult steps.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of nervousness surrounding the idea of ‘counselling’, and many people are unsure as to what exactly goes on behind closed doors. Appreciating this, one of the principles I hold most dear is that counselling should be a positive experience unique to them.
Counselling is a shared process and we will need to work together to build up the strength and understanding required to face any challenges. I hope that by having a look around this site, you will learn a bit more about me and how I work.
I was keen to go on to give others the benefit and support of my knowledge and experience both personally and as a counsellor. Over the years I have had the privilege of working with some wonderful people and their families, each and every one unique, whilst I have been able to support them through their journeys. I too have learnt from them. My clients have said that they find my practical and down-to-earth approach really refreshing. I have been compared to the therapist in the film The Kings Speech many a time! His methods are alternative – but they get results.
I have worked with many different issues including but certainly not limited to:
- Eating Disorders
- Teenage Anxiety
- Stress Management
- Life Coaching
- Family Support
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
*N.B. I am classed as an alternative therapist, I am not medically qualified.
There is nothing intimidating about where we will be meeting; it is in fact more of a family home than a clinic! Sessions are spent in a relaxed, informal room, full of hope and cups of tea. You will definitely never see a clipboard or a questionnaire; instead, there are pictures on the walls and interactive crafts and games for the younger ones. After all, this is a positive experience, and I always strive for my clients to leave feeling happier and stronger than they did when they arrived!
I am a qualified Hypnotherapist, TFT and NLP Practitioner, with a mixture of all three I cover a wide range of problems including phobias, weight loss, smoking, stress reduction and deep relaxation. We are born with a fear of two things falling and loud noises – the rest we pick up one way or another during our lives, I believe that if you weren’t born with it I can show you how to get rid of it.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Yours, with hope,