I believe that we are all unique beings and that none of us experiences life or its events in quite the same way, even if the situation may seem very similar on the surface. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, and neurodiversity, and use my integrative skills to draw from different theories and interventions to work in a bespoke way with each client.
I know just how difficult it can be to take that first step to come to counselling, particularly if you've never tried it before. To make this a little easier for you, I offer a free, thirty minute session where we can have a chat about what counselling is, and what you'd like to get from it. There is no obligation or commitment to attend after that unless you decide that you want to. We can hold this session face to face, via Zoom, or over the telephone if you prefer.
If you decide you'd like to continue with counselling, we will meet weekly for fifty minutes. You can choose whether to come to my office, have a video call or a phone session, and I can accommodate a blend of these approaches if needed. I charge £40 per session.
When you come for counselling, you can expect to find yourself in a safe and confidential space, where I hope you will find me to be supportive and non judgmental. Together we can identify and explore ways to help you find more peace of mind. Some clients come to talk things out, some like to do therapeutic work such as inner child therapy and some like to get creative with art. This is very much your path and I will never make you do things that you don't want to do. My role is to walk beside you and help you to see other paths that may not be readily seen from where you are. You choose whether or not to take that path.
You are not alone on this journey.
Please email or call me to make a free thirty minute appointment and take that first step to feeling better.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (M.B.A.C.P) and I adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines. I work on a one to one basis with adults from 16 upwards from my office in Weston-super-Mare.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I can draw upon different theoretical approaches and interventions to ensure that each individual client gets to work in the best way for them. I can work with clients struggling with many different issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship difficulties, trauma and neurodivergent conditions.
I have a great deal of lived experience, and knowledge of, autism and ADHD. One of my children was diagnosed with ASD & ADHD a few years ago now, and since then we have been on quite a journey of discovery.
I found that the more I read about these two conditions, the more I could see it in myself and, as a direct result, have just received my own formal diagnosis. I am acutely aware of how these conditions, whether diagnosed or not, can have a huge impact on a person throughout their life and how parents are impacted by their child's diagnosis and needs.
Many of the clients I have worked with don't have a formal diagnosis, but suspect that they may have ADHD or ASD and want to explore what that means for them. Some may be on waiting lists for formal assessment and some go on to receive a formal diagnosis. For others the increased self awareness and self worth they gain from counselling is enough.
Whether you're neurodivergent or neurotypical, you are equally welcome.