I am an Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in Kendal in the Lake District.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor, experienced in Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Couples Counselling. I provide a safe and confidential space where as an individual or couple you can explore anything, allowing the chance to be really heard.
You can be assured of a safe, secure space to explore your life's challenges, especially if you are dealing with PTSD or any other traumas.
Counselling is available In Person, Online via Zoom, SMS text, Email and Phone Calls.
I also offer professional supervision and having run a charity counselling service I understand how to help you work with risk safely and achieve your training goals.
Couples counselling is available to help you make sense of where you both are in the relationship.
You remain in control of the route you choose to your wellbeing
I work alongside you in a very immediate and attentive
way, helping you focus on the things that matter to you most.
The relationship quality is key where we have a non-judgemental, genuine and empathic space where you can share anything at all.
You will receive reflections that while sometimes challenging you will feel held and cared for throughout.
A structured, holistic program starting with emotional
regulation skills and when safe, moving onto learning to deal with the
intrusive and unwanted aspects of feelings that are associated with reliving past
We can then move onto understanding the unhelpful thinking patterns and automatic negative thoughts that so often occur and then to how you form part of your family and community.
Incorporating both Person Centred & CBT, this can be
particularly beneficial to those who are experiencing negative patterns of
behaviour which are caused by anxiety, phobias, depression, addictions, or any
other mental health issues which are
having an impact on life satisfaction.
This may include learning how the brain causes feelings or a collaborative exercise whilst in session, reframing unhelpful thoughts to more adaptive ones.
I can help couples to talk openly about their difficulties
and help understand themselves, working on how to make changes to improve the
relationship. Sometimes a couple will decide to separate and I can support you
through this process.
You can join a session together or online at separate locations if you prefer.
Sessions are usually fortnightly to give you both time to reflect on the session.
You are welcome to visit my comfortable counselling space in Kendal, Cumbria for Face to Face Counselling or Supervision.
If you're more comfortable where you are, we can talk via Video over Zoom or Skype.
We can also talk over the Phone, via Text or Email.
I can help Supervisees to reflect on all aspects of clinical work, supporting development whether in training or qualified, keeping the welfare of clients central.
Payment by BACS preferred, cash can be accepted In Person
1 hr Video Call ~ £50
1x A4 sheet of Text ~ £50
I offer a rate of £45 per hour for a pre payment of 6 or more sessions.
Available Online & In Person
I offer a rate of £55 per hour for a pre payment of 6 or more sessions.
A session is an hour and a half.
I offer a reduced rate for Psychotherapy students of £40 a session, which can be split into 2 x 45 minutes.