If you’re struggling with depression, loneliness, anxiety, confusion, grief, sexuality, family or relationship problems, then counselling can help. Or maybe it’s issues with food, self harm, addiction, self esteem, social interactions, assertiveness or bullying? Whatever it is, if you are experiencing any or a combination of these issues, speaking with a counsellor can support you to find emotional wellbeing. I will help you to find a fresh understanding and deeper insight into your personal challenges, enabling you to discover different ways of coping. I am able to offer both long term and short term work, depending on your life story and presenting difficulties.
PARENTING SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
Being a parent can bring challenges that we were never prepared for. Whether a lone parent or part of a couple, at times our children can test the very calmest of people, and behaviour can quickly become unmanageable. I work with a variety of family groups, building on the positives that already exist and designing a system of strategies specifically relevant to the unique needs of you, the parent and your child.
Family life and parenting can be incredibly challenging and sometimes your family may need some help from a professional who is not directly involved. I work alongside Emma Cohn, a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, to help people in close relationship with each other to improve and resolve family issues. This intervention invites family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and respectful way. The sessions aim to help family members understand each others experiences and views, appreciate each others needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships.
SOCIAL SKILLS & BEHAVIOURAL COUNSELLING
I have many years experience in both primary and secondary schools supporting and counselling children with emotional, social and learning difficulties. I can offer practical strategies to help daily life difficulties whilst giving a safe space for the child or young person to express themselves.
I offer individual and group supervision to both students and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists.