I first became interested in counselling because I questioned why some people are able to overcome adversity while others struggle. I came to the realisation that what has happened in our past influences this. Human beings are adept at seeing things in black and white, ignoring, minimising, justifying and laughing off problems in order to maintain the status quo. Sometimes this can mask a profound unhappiness which can manifest itself in physical illness, depression, relationship difficulties etc.
I offer a confidential service, to help clients who are experiencing a range of issues, such as: Anger, Bereavement, Loss, Anxiety, Stress, Burn-Out, Trauma, Childhood Abuse, Depression, Workplace Issues, Relationship Problems and Past Issues that are affecting day to day life. I have also had specialised training in Sex/Porn Addiction and working with partners. Counselling is an effective means of help and can help clients feel more positive and able to engage with life again.
Talking to a counsellor who is removed from the problem means starting at the beginning and deciding what to talk about (and therefore what is important). This makes it real. A counsellor can help focus on what the problem is and what it’s like for you to be experiencing it. With increased awareness come the possibilities of self-acceptance and doing something about it, if that is what you wish to do.
- An accredited member of BACP and work to their professional ethical framework.
- A UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
- Registered with ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity).
- Registered with StopSo UK (Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offending).
I have worked as a counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, within GP surgeries and for company employees via Employee Assistance Providers as well as working privately with clients.
Companies I am registered with are: Aviva, AXA PPP, Bupa, Cigna, Vitality Healthcare & Western Provident Association (Provider Number available on request). Please check before starting counselling that your private healthcare company will cover the cost of sessions or that you are prepared to cover the difference.
If you are looking for a counsellor I am practised in working with a broad range of issues, such as:
|Anger Issues||Anxiety||Bereavement & Loss|
|Depression||Internet Pornography Addiction (inc. Partners)||Low Self-Esteem|
|Relationship Issues||Sex Addiction (inc. Partners)||Stress|
|Surviving Childhood Abuse||Trauma/PTSD||Workplace Issues|