Sometimes we feel unhappy with ourselves, or find it difficult to understand unhelpful aspects of our own or others’ behaviour. It can be helpful to experience our lives through different eyes, and being listened to with understanding and compassion can start us on the path of development of self-acceptance. Charges are £50 per session.
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your senses in the present rather than worrying thoughts from the past or concerns about the future. I can offer mindfulness-based approaches, which can be particularly useful for learning ways to help oneself when you need relief from stress, when you feel low, or anxious.
Calm Mind Café Groups
Mindfulness techniques can also be explored and practiced in small groups. There are groups for parents and carers and for people of all ages. Here we learn many fun and relaxing ways to be mindful – practical techniques that can be used in your everyday life to help focus on the present, and enjoy the here & now. More > about mindfulness groups
Specialisms & Experience
Specialising in short and long-term counselling, I practice a range of approaches, both verbal and non verbal. These include: person centered counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychosynthesis, systemic therapy, & existential perspectives.
I’m experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties, some of which include: abuse, ADHD symptoms, addiction, anger, anxiety, Aspergers, autism, bereavement and loss, challenging behaviour, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), conflict resolution, communication difficulties, compulsive and addictive behaviours, depression, eating disorders, family conflict, gender & sexual identity, identity issues, learning disabilities, life crisis, loneliness, low self-esteem, pain & illness, panic attacks, parenting work, person centered counselling, phobias, physical disabilities, relationship issues, school refusers, sexual behaviour, sexual difficulties, sibling relationships, stress, trauma, work-related concerns.