Counselling & Support
How I can help and the therapies I offer
Asking for help is a brave and positive step and just by taking the time to look at this website you’ve started your journey to get the help and support you deserve. Now you need to make sure you’ve found the right person to help you, it’s important to feel confident in my abilities.
I provide collaborative counselling sessions for individuals and young people (aged 13+) which enables you set your own therapy goals and pace. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment. I will work with you to support you in making life changes.
I can offer short- and long-term counselling depending on your needs. Individual counselling can take place either in person, online (Zoom/WhatsApp), or via the telephone.
The Rewind Therapy (RT)
This is a specialist treatment for dealing with the debilitating side effect of PTSD and flashbacks.
Developed by David Muss, this technique provides ‘closure without disclosure’ therefore reducing the risk of being retraumatised. For more information on the technique, you can visit David Muss’s website: www.iartt.com/the-rewind
If you would like to find out more about whether this technique could work for you, please contact me to book a free consultation.
Fees are available on request.
Walk & Talk Therapy
Walk and talk therapy can be an especially helpful way of working if you don’t have the opportunity to get out into nature very often.
- If you are feeling a little anxious or claustrophobic at the thought of being in a counselling room, taking the session outside can help.
- It reduces the intensity of eye contact as we would be walking side by side.
- When we move our bodies and change our environment, we think differently about our lives.
- Being outdoors can offer a more relaxing experience for our bodies. This can mean that our minds are freer to open up.
- Being outside releases endorphins and is generally mood-enhancing.
- Supports weight loss.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Boosts immunity.
- Speeds up digestion.
- Improves heart health.
The first counselling session would be online or in person in a counselling room and a risk assessment is carried out prior to having our first outdoor session.
I work with couples to help you discover healthier ways of relating or overcoming challenges that you experience as a couple.
- Each time you talk, it ends in an argument.
- You can’t discuss your feelings or issues without it spiralling.
- You find you are avoiding certain topics out of fear of triggering unhealthy behaviour.
- You keep having the same argument.
- You feel like you’re working against each other and struggle to see the other’s point of view.
- You have experienced a change in intimacy.
- You have reached the point where you no longer care if the other is upset, don’t want to prioritise their needs or spend time together.
- You keep secrets from one another.
- You’ve gone through a trauma together or experienced an affair.
I will work with you to explore your shared experiences and individual thoughts and behavioural patterns, which will help shine a light on the specific issues in your relationship.
I can help you to develop the skills, like effective communication, which you need to move your relationship forward and develop a deeper connection. Relationship counselling is not exclusively for traditional partnerships, for example, spouses. It can also be useful for other relationships, such as siblings or parent and child.
Please be assured, I do not take sides. Relationships/couples counselling offers a non-judgemental, unbiased space where each partner will be respectfully listened to. I’ll work with you both to identify your main issues and support you as you work together to improve the situation.
Supervision for Therapists
I provide ongoing clinical supervision for counsellors/therapists (qualified and trainees) as required by professional bodies such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I also provide clinical supervision for organisations, please contact me further details.