My Approach









Seeking therapeutic help can be daunting. Many of us carry on regardless, sometimes ignoring our mental health and remaining adamant that we are fine because we don't want to appear "weak". However, the bravest step anyone can take when they are suffering from mental ill health, whether it's Low Confidence or Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, or another deep rooted problem, is to walk into the therapy room for the first time. I know this because, years ago, that's what I did and that's what instigated me to become a Therapist.

I have also treated clients who have been cautious of therapy / counselling either because they don't know what it is or they have felt that previous therapy / counselling has been unsuccessful. Some have been resistant because they have been concerned about sharing things that they might be worried about or that they might never have told anyone else or that they may feel they would be judged on. All of these fears are normal and many of my clients who have felt this way have been the most successful on their therapeutic journey. This is because we work in a confidential, non-judgemental way to build TRUST. 

It's important to remember that, when seeking help, not every therapy is appropriate for every client, and not every therapist is right for every individual. It's like buying clothing... try it on and hopefully, if it fits, it will give you some comfort and make you feel good. Therefore, I offer a free telephone consultation, so that you can decide if I am the type of therapist that's right for you. Our first meeting will often take longer than subsequent sessions, usually 90 minutes, to establish the best way of working for you and to identify what you would like to achieve throughout your therapeutic journey. Treatment can be brief or long term and can last from a few weeks (normally 6 weeks to 12 weeks) to beyond, dependent upon individual need. Sessions usually last 50 minutes. Hypnotherapy is usually 90minutes.

Areas of Treatment

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Panic attacks

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Low self-esteem

  • Building Confidence

  • Eating Issues

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/University/School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • SEN Support/Therapy

  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

  • Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Self-Harm

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Attachment disorder

  • Behaviour problems

  • Discrimination

  • Child related issues

  • Family issues

  • Passive aggressive behaviour

  • Postnatal depression

  • Redundancy

  • Self-harm

  • Separation anxiety​

  • Addiction(s)

  • Anger management

  • Childhood bullying

  • Other Issues