Counselling Practice

  • Relationships and Couples Counselling
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Separation
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Sexuality
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselling
  • Addiction and Dependency Counselling
  • Decision making
  • Sexual, physical or emotional abuse
  • Trauma

Counselling utilises a range of interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling and Motivational Interviewing to work with issues that may be affecting your mental health, relationships, work or family life.

Counselling is a professional, confidential relationship based on the principles of empowerment that seeks to help people identify their own resources with the aim of experiencing life in a more satisfying way.

Counselling is based in a philosophy of optimism, dignity and respect that believes in the human potential to change.

Most people experience difficulty or stress at some time in their life. It is understandable to feel confused or anxious as to where to go to get support. Counselling and psychotherapy include a range of talking therapies delivered by qualified practitioners who work with individuals or couples over a short or extended period of time to support them in making effective changes to increase their well – being.

Automatic or adaptive behaviour can limit ones response to new experiences, possibly affecting your well-being or relationships. Life’s events can sometimes result in problems or behaviour that seems difficult to manage or resolve. Counselling will facilitate exploration and the development of awareness which can provide a new perspective, enabling decision making to be based in choice, resulting in positive change, responsibility and new horizons.

Counselling can support you to establish positive solutions.

I have extensive experience of delivering and managing counselling services and drug and alcohol treatment within the NHS, Educational Settings, The Voluntary Sector, Community Services and The Criminal Justice System.

My management experience includes performance management and recruitment, and the provision of supervision to a team of clinicians, volunteers, social work students and service champions.