"My role is not to tell you what to do but to work with you on whatever you want to explore. I won’t be trying to lead you in any particular direction, I prefer to be led by you as you are the person who knows yourself best of all. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, depression, stress, anger issues, relationships, healing past trauma, life direction, to name but a few. Counselling can help you to make sense of whatever is impacting on your day to day life, helping you to find a way forward
I have a designated room in my home, where we can explore your feelings and thoughts, safe in the knowledge that what you say will remain confidential and will be free from judgement. We are all unique individuals and as such we experience things differently so I won’t assume that I know how it is for you but will work with you to understand how things are for you and help you to gain insight and understanding of your own situation. I won’t give advice but may gently challenge you if I feel it would be helpful to your understanding and finding your own way forward.
My belief is that the relationship between client and counsellor (you and I) is key to the success of our work together. With this in mind I offer a free initial consultation. This is a 30 minute appointment where you can share your reasons for seeking therapy and get a feel for how it might be working with me. If you feel you would like to work with me, we can then agree a time for your first session. I don't need you to agree to a set number of sessions because everyone's needs are different, I would however recommend that you commit to attending regularly where possible as I feel that commitment is beneficial to our work.
Types of Client
- Face to Face
- Home Visits
I offer home visits to those who are unable to come to me for reasons of health - mental or physical, or mobility. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available. Mileage is charged at 50p per mile outside of Calne.
- Young People
- Older Adults
I offer an initial consultation of 30 minutes free of charge. Further sessions are then charged at £35 per 50 minute session.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
My experience to date has been obtained working with private individuals, working with young people in an agency setting and also with Wiltshire Mind.
Recent events I have attended include a Just Passing Through workshop and an interactive talk on Sibling Dynamics.