It can be hard to talk about things that are bothering you, even with people who are close like family or friends.Ê I offer a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can explore your problems and work together to find some answers.Ê I’m an experienced and professional therapistÊ who has worked for 18 years in the NHS. I’ve also worked in a Hospice, privately, and with voluntary agencies.Who comes for counselling?I work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, different kinds of loss, relationship difficulties or problems at work. Some people come facing turning points in their lives.Ê Or they may just want to step back and take a look at their past and how it may be affecting their lives now. Maybe they just feel there’s something wrong with the way their lives are going but they’re not sure what it is.What you can expect from meI’m totally committed to offering you a space where I listen carefully, non-judgementally and with complete respect. As your counsellor, I’m not an expert on you – you’re the expert on how you feel and how you would like to live your life. I’m there to help you think about what your goals are and to work together with you to get there.In our first session we’ll talk about what has brought you to counselling and how we can work together. We’ll discuss practical things like when and how often you would like to meet. I usually suggest that we have weekly or fortnightly sessions to start with, and each session lasts 50 minutes.Although I’m a qualified Person-Centred counsellor I’ve had training in several other approaches, so I have a ‘tool-kit’ to help you find the best way forward for yourself.My fee is £45 per hour (negotiable).