My counselling work has afforded me the privilege of working with people that have experienced a range of challenging situations. It has been an honour to help people to a reach a place where they can experience a healthier sense of wellbeing.

When we get the opportunity to work together, I will provide you with a safe space to make sense of situations that you are facing. They may have felt overwhelming, confusing or out of control, but regardless, I want you to find a space where you know you will be valued, heard and understood, regardless of why you are here. My practice is trauma informed and it is of the utmost importance to me that you remain safe as we work together, as far as is possible. When we work together, we will work at your pace. Sharing your life is not an easy process, so I want you to feel secure within our work together.

The model which I use is an integrative holistic therapy. When working with you, you will receive a personal approach which may include psychological models such as psychoanalysis, CBT and person-centred counselling. When working through the material which has brought you to counselling, we will work out together what the priority would be for your needs.

Working holistically means that we will explore issues together which are connected to your spiritual, physical, relational and consider these in relation to your mental health. Beyond working with your emotional wellbeing, we will also consider how your lifestyle may be affecting your health too. Considering these will aid you in improving your health. Together our exploration will review your situation, seeking to implement strategies that will help you begin to make the changes that you wish to make.

The situation that you are facing is unique to you. Whether the cause is considered to have been impacted by an external issue or whether you consider your situation somewhat self-inflicted, we will take time to choose an approach to working which will help you make away forward. Regardless of what has caused you to seek support, whether working through a life controlling issue or seeking to gain some order, you and I will approach this together.

Examples of life areas that I have supported individuals through include, but are not limited to: Marriage and family relationships; trauma relating to war; familial abuse; bullying; bereavement; health difficulties; toxic workplaces; spiritual abuse; and, lifestyle changes.

There are a variety of approaches to counselling. Every counselling model is formed from a worldview; my approach has been significantly influenced by a Christian worldview. Scientific research has demonstrated on a number of occasions that faith can contribute to wellbeing, so for those seeking to integrate or explore the benefits of faith and spirituality from a Christian perspective, this can be integrated into our work together in therapy. However, those with whom I work come from a range of faiths and of none. Regardless of your worldview, please be assured that you are welcome here; you will not be coerced into anything. It is important however for you to know how I, and indeed any other person you may work with, view the world.

An average appointment will last for around 55 minutes, though I also offer meetings 30 and 45 minutes (available online only) too. When working with couples, this time can increase, if needed.

Costs for counselling vary and are calculated using a ‘sliding scale’, meaning that charges vary for clients. Issues that we discuss will be confidential (within the boundaries of the law).