Maybe right now you are thinking that choosing a counsellor is hard and there are various things running through your mind, let alone any of the difficulties that you are currently facing that led you to looking for someone to talk to in the first place. So many different terms are used, and a long list of areas people work with might also add to your confusion.
I want to start by asking: how are you? Are you feeling unhappy or have thoughts that are affecting your daily life? Do you feel like no one understands how you are feeling or that you have to hide these feelings from others? Are you feeling anxious or feel that you are struggling? Or do you have a child that you are worried about? Or are you a child/teenager yourself and not understanding your emotions or things happening in your life?
Whatever your emotions, feelings, or thoughts, I might be able to help. We can work together to look at these feelings to try to understand them better, so that in time they have less of an impact on your life. I mainly work as a Person Centred Counsellor, but also use creative arts if you wish to use them. How we work together will be different for each person, and will depend on what suits you. For many of us, finding the words can sometimes be difficult, or even seem impossible. Using creative arts in therapy can be an alternative way of expression and communication for some people.
Whichever way you prefer to explore, I believe that I am easy to talk to and am impartial. I’ve been described by others as open minded and non-judgemental, compassionate and caring, which I hope helps clients feel comfortable exploring their experiences with me.
I work with both adults and young people. I am happy to work long term and also in a specific time-limited way if preferred. If your child is under 16 and you would like them to see me, please contact me to discuss how this can be arranged and what is involved.
I work from a building in the centre of town. The rooms are comfortable and private with ample parking on the High Street. Please note that the offices are upstairs. If this is an issue there is a possibility of home visits.