I am an experienced and qualified counsellor offering confidential and empathic counselling working with a range of issues in a safe and relaxed setting. Client appointments can either be based in Meanwood, North Leeds or Leeds City Centre.
There are a number of reasons why you may be considering counselling; you may be looking for someone to listen to you in a safe and non-judgemental space, you may have a present difficulty in your life that you are looking to address or you may just wish to understand yourself better by exploring past and present experiences. I offer both short and longer term work counselling in a person centred/relational way. This means I will work with you at your own pace to explore both present and past experiences, helping you to notice and acknowledge how these may have impacted on your life. You may also find it useful to identify repeated patterns of relating to others - including yourself - which are currently influencing how you manage present relationships. Part of your counselling work may involve looking at ways of how to change these patterns and experiment with new ways of being. This can be done through exploring these issues in depth so you can gain greater insight and understanding as well as using more solution focused strategies to look at changing particular thoughts or patterns of behaviour. Everyone's needs are different so we can use your initial counselling sessions to consider what may work best for you.
I can also appreciate, and empathise with, how difficult it can be to engage in counselling for the first time or with a new counsellor. I recommend that we arrange an initial session to identify and explore the issues and concerns you may be experiencing and your hopes for how counselling may help you.
If you have any questions or concerns and would like to chat before making an initial appointment then please do feel free to contact me either by mobile or email. Alternatively, do take a look at my website for further information.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.