The idea of counselling can feel a very daunting prospect. However people from all walks of life and of any age can sometimes find themselves facing challenges that prove difficult to cope with. Life can feel painful, lonely or confusing, or you may simply feel disconnected in a way that is hard to describe. Being able to discuss your thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment can help to clarify issues and lead to greater self understanding.
As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor I can provide you with a professional, private and strictly confidential counselling/psychotherapy service from my practice room in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. There is disability access, and ample free parking. It is easily accessible from Mansfield, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Retford, Southwell and surrounding villages.
In a comfortable, respectful, relaxed and supportive environment I can offer you a personalised approach to support you in finding solutions to your problems and to make the necessary changes to enhance your life. Certain counselling styles suit some people more than others so I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for you. I put great emphasis on our creating a strong trusting relationship but one which is respectful of your uniqueness and which acknowledges that you are the expert of your experiences.
I provide both short term counselling, where we can work through a specific problem, and longer term psychotherapy where deeper issues can be explored. We will review progress regularly ensuring your needs are being met.
I have a Masters (MSc) in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (accredited through Coventry University) and I am a fully accredited Psychotherapist member of the United Kingdom Council of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work to their strict ethical code. I have indemnity insurance and am DBS approved.
Prior to concentrating solely on my psychotherapy business, I was a sexual offences specialist lawyer and senior manager working with the Crown Prosecution Service for the past 25 years. My motivation to become a psychotherapist stemmed from my desire to understand the experience of survivors of sexual abuse and to improve how the legal system supported them.
I now also regularly lecture on training courses (including BACP professional development days) helping to educate therapists about societal rape myths and the legal system.
FEES Individual Therapy £50 (60 minutes)
A concession of £45 is offered to psychotherapy students.