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“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.”
"The paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then change is possible."
"There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors."
"The unexamined life is not worth living."
"Awareness is the greatest agent for change."
What are your qualifications?
2015, CfD Certificate of Competence, University of Nottingham.
2013 Certificate in Supervision
2010, BACP Accreditation
2010, BA (Hons) Professional Development in Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University
2006, Cruse Bereavement training completed
2004, Diploma in Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University.
What is counselling?
"Counselling and psychotherapy are mainly, though not exclusively, listening-and-talking based methods of addressing psychological and psychosomatic problems and change, including deep and prolonged human suffering, situational dilemmas, crises and developmental needs, and aspirations towards the realization of human potential."
Feltham, C. & Horton, I. (eds) (2000) Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sage, London. (page 2)
Does counselling work?
"There is unequivocal evidence that, on average, psychological therapies have a positive effect on people's mental health and wellbeing."
"Almost eight out of ten individuals who participate in counselling or psychotherapy improve to a greater extent than the average person who does not participate in therapy."
"Improvements in mental health tend to be maintained one or two years after therapy has ended."
"Talking treatments are generally as effective as pharmacological treatments for psychological distress, and seem to have lower relapse and drop-out rates".
"Counselling and psychotherapy are relatively cost-effective forms of mental health treatment".
Mick Cooper, 2008 - Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, London)
Your Questions Answered
“Unbelievably better than I hoped. Robust sympathy, thoughtful advice and an attentive ear. Hugely appreciated.”
"My needs were met with respect, concern and compassion. Just an approach that has improved my mental health immensely."
"I am astounded at the impact 8 hours of counselling has had on my personality and whole outlook on life. I feel like a mist has cleared and although times ahead will probably be hard, I can see a light at the end of it all, but most of all I have more confidence in the 'real' me!"
Accredited Counsellor, working in Sheffield.
I have been practising as a counsellor since 2004, professionally since 2007, and have been accredited by BACP since 2010. I specialise in helping people to make sense of their experiences, so that what may have appeared to be meaningless, chaotic or dysfunctional starts to appear intelligible, rational and manageable. Get in touch to learn more.
Are you unhappy, discontented, anxious or depressed?
Counselling can help!
Counselling is based on the simple idea that talking helps, and recognises that we often don’t get the opportunities we need to talk through what is troubling us.
People close to us are not necessarily the best people to talk to when we’re unhappy. We may not want to upset them or worry them. We may be embarrassed, or they may be full of well intentioned advice which may not actually help.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk through what is troubling you without being judged, interrupted or pressured to take action you’re not sure is right or you’re not ready for. Please see comments from former clients below about how they have benefitted.
Usually, clients experience significant benefit within six sessions or less.
Fee: £40.00 per hour.
Appointments within a week.
Email via the link below, or call 07855 990908 to arrange a session.