Stress, anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns, (affairs/divorce/etc), work issues, redundancy, bereavement, self-esteem, self-confidence, abortion/termination, coping with debt, anger management and loss are some of the many issues that I can help you with. All of these are matters that I am familar with and have experience of helping people with. However, sometimes, it's not so clear about a particular matter that has drawn you to counselling - you're just aware that things are not right. Talking to a professional like myself, rather than a friend or family member can offer you a chance to identify and work on getting you back on track and removing that feeling of unease, or the blocks that seem to be in the way of you being able to move forward. I am a warm and friendly counsellor, offering you acceptance and a true chance to offload in a safe way, where you'll be met with understanding and empathy.
I am a highly professional and compassionate counsellor with many years of experience of helping people work through their emotional distress. I trained and now work as an Humanistic Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I believe passionately that each of my clients are unique and should be treated as such. There is no “One style fits all” and therefore, I offer a free 15minute session to discuss the matters that bring you (the client) to counselling and to ensure that I can offer you the service which matches your needs. It is also a chance for you to look at the best way forward for you, as everyone will have individual requirements and preferences.
I work with teenage and adult clients on a one-to-one basis. I also work with Couples who seek relationship counselling.
Currently, I have my own private practice and also work as an Honorary Counsellor for a charitable service in Hastings supporting adults, teenagers and couples. I also am a facilitator for Anger Management groups and an Assessor for new clients. Previously, I worked for an Agency supported by the NHS, called Afterthoughts. This service was designed to support women with any issues around pregnancy and having children under the age of 5years. I am also a Counsellor for Health Assured working with their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and am a trainer/facilitator for a local charity delivering workshops ranging from Positive Psychology to Assertiveness and more.
As a part-time Family Support Worker in the local area, I have an additional level of experience working within the family dynamic and supporting families to get back on track. I aim to give those families an awareness of new and useful techniques which help ease the difficulties experienced by family members and how these difficulties affect the family as a whole. This experience and training is just as useful when working with you on a one-to-one basis as many of us are affected by our relationships and those around us, whether it be family, friends, work colleagues, school peers or neighbours. Interestingly, these relationships may be old or long forgotten, but can still impact on us and our behaviour today too.
Finally, I have trained in Life Coaching, Mindfulness, Working with Teenagers, Working with Anger and Parenting Skills and utilise this training with my clients whenever appropriate and useful. I am currently studying for my Psychology degree (BSc) with the Open University which I find is giving me an added resource within my counselling knowledge too.
Thanks for your interest. I hope to hear from you soon.