Connection: a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else (counsellor/themselves).
I am a trained person-centred counsellor, working with you and recognising your unique needs and wants with the aim of improving your emotional well being.
Personal counselling can be offered to anyone experiencing difficultly in dealing with their emotions or those close to them. See here for more details of Person-Centred Therapy.
I have experience of working with men and women, from varying social and economic backgrounds, differing sexual orientations and with problems such as (but not limited to): alcohol and drug addiction, behavioural problems, relationship issues, lack of confidence/self-esteem, problems at work, financial pressures, bereavement, victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexuality issues.
Another aspect of my counselling is to take it outside of the typical environment of an indoor space to the outdoors, whether it be a simple walk in a park or climbing a beautiful fell in the Lake District. This is an innovative way of providing counselling and is very different to adventure therapy or outdoor activities that are therapeutic, I will aim to provide the same (or perhaps enhanced) experience by taking our work outdoors. I feel this supports my vision of making counselling more accessible to those who wouldn’t normally engage with it but may be inclined to given the appeal of being outdoors. I would discuss this with you if you were interested to see how we could take advantage the outdoor environment to enhance the work we would undertake.
In addition to working with people in my private counselling practice I have also started to develop workplace counselling, working with businesses to provide support to employees. This is evolving into personal development work for those considering themselves not regular candidates for counselling, particularly with managers who’s understanding of their own process can have positive effects on the teams they manage. I am particularly excited about this work as it combines my 10+ years’ experience working in a large company as a manager where I saw how my experience of counselling significantly improved my management capabilities.
I really look forward to hearing from you.
I have the following relevant qualifications and training:
- BSc Natural Sciences (Psychology and Mathematics). University of Durham.
- Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. University of Cumbria.
- Registered BACP member
- RYT 200
- DBS clear checked