Why counselling?

Sometimes life, or certain parts of it, can be tough. Things that happen to us, or those around us, can affect us in different ways. It might be confusing and disorientating, making us feel out of sorts; out of control and not ourselves. There may be sadness and anger, feelings of guilt and frustration, shock or numbness – among many other feelings.

Perhaps you're at a stage where you want to look at certain parts of you, or things that are happening, or have happened. Or you could be looking forward, unsure of which way to go.

These times are when counselling might be worth considering; talking and sharing may help you make better sense of things. Counselling can provide you with the space to be yourself, to work through your thoughts and feelings safely, without judgement and to talk and to really be heard, in confidence.

Loss and bereavement, or issues linked to relationships or divorce; self-esteem and confidence; sadness, depression, loneliness, anxiety; mental health, stress; self-harm; work or study; addiction and gender/sexuality are just some of the things I can work through with you, but I can support you with whatever you are finding difficult.

Perhaps you feel life is meaningless, or that you're worthless, and you may feel there's no one to turn to, or that you’ve reached a crisis point. And it’s whatever you’re finding difficult that matters; everyone is different in how they respond and deal with difficulties in life.

As a result of counselling, you can hopefully feel lighter, clearer with your thoughts and feelings and better within yourself, more confident and able to cope and manage things.


How it works

Counselling isn't always easy. It may be hard to talk about things, especially if they’ve not been spoken about before, or if they've been covered up for a long time. Sometimes it's hard to make sense of what you're feeling, let alone explain, but that's ok. After sessions, you could feel emotional but equally, you could feel lighter and like a weight's been lifted from you. Making the first step to decide to come for counselling is a brave start.

Make contact

If you’re thinking you’d like counselling sessions, or to talk it through some more, please contact me.

Understandably, you may be nervous, unsure what to expect, or anxious about what counselling may involve but hopefully talking to me may help alleviate any worries.

Meet up

During your initial session, we’ll talk through where you are, where you’d ideally like to be and what you’d like to be different.

This is a chance for me to learn more about you and you can think about whether you’d like to work with me and in what way.

For counselling to really be effective, you need to find someone you feel comfortable with; someone you can trust and open up to.

Begin counselling

There is no obligation to continue with counselling, but if you feel you would like to, each session would last for 55 minutes and cost £70.

The number of sessions can vary according to what you’d like to work through. I’m also happy to discuss payment with clients and can offer student discounts.

I can offer shorter sessions for children and longer sessions for more than one person and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

12 x 30 minutes Drawing and Talking sessions for any age cost £400.

I’m also a qualified supervisor and supervision sessions (1.5hrs) for counsellors and trainee counsellors cost £85.

“Your support has helped me so much and I feel that I am now able to deal with my grief and let go of it.”

Client A

“You listened and dealt with what, at the time, was insurmountable for me.”

Client E

“Many thanks for all your kind help, it is greatly appreciated.”

Client L


Want to book a session or discuss anything further? Please complete the form below and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible. If you prefer to speak to me directly, you can call me on 07829 743203.