As a counsellor I’ve helped many people to gain a clearer understanding of their difficulties, come to terms with them, and find new ways forward. I’m particularly interested in counselling for couples and relationship issues, offering an accepting and non-judgmental approach. I also work successfully with people experiencing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and work-related issues. I’ve worked as a counsellor in a GP surgery as well as in private practice.
You’ll find me calm, reflective and committed to building a good working relationship with you. I draw on different approaches including Gestalt, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), depending on what’s right for you. As a Christian, I see every person as unique and valuable. I’m open to discussing issues around faith, religion and spirituality as part of your counselling, whether you share my faith or have a different perspective.
Where it all started
From a young age I often seemed to be listening to others and supporting people who were going through a hard time. Before training as a counsellor I worked on a one-to-one basis with people as an advice worker and tenancy support worker. I enjoyed building relationships and providing emotional support in these roles and wanted to train as a counsellor to help people overcome issues that hold them back from living life to the full.