My Approach

As your counsellor I will really listen to you and look at things from your perspective. I will help you make sense of your difficulties and together we can think about ways for you to cope and how to make things better for you.

My core counselling training is psychodynamic. The aim of psychodynamic counselling is to help us achieve insight and understanding about ourselves and our world. This insight forms the basis for change, in ourselves and in how we cope with things. I have undertaken further training in couples and relationship counselling, in solution focused therapy, in assessment processes and in bereavement and loss. My broad training enables me to help many different people and with many different difficulties.

I feel passionate about the benefits of counselling. My approach is to really listen to what you say and to understand what this means to you. I will not judge you or tell you what to do. I will work with you in a warm and straightforward way, to help you find the right solutions for you.

I appreciate that coming to counselling can represent a significant cost and if you feel you are unable to pay the full fee I invite you to discuss this with me as I am able to offer concessions in some circumstances.

Contact Me

If you prefer to telephone I  will be pleased to have a confidential, no obligation conversation with you to discuss your needs. If you prefer you can make contact by email. Any details you provide will remain confidential.

First session

At our first meeting we can decide whether we feel it will work between us and together we can think about whether you need a few sessions or a more open ended approach. When you start counselling you will remain in control and can choose to stop coming at any time. If for whatever reason I am not the right person to help you, we can think about what help you need or I can refer you to a colleague.

Fees

Individual counselling, usually weekly, is charged at £45 per 50 minute session.

Couples counselling works well either weekly or fortnightly and is charged at £60 per 60 minute session.

Some concessions may be available, please ask.

Location

I am based in Cheltenham town centre and Bishop’s Cleeve, both easily accessible from Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Evesham. In Cheltenham town centre my counselling practice is based at the Isbourne Holistic Centre. There is a public car park near by.
In Bishop’s Cleeve my counselling practice is based at The Natural Health Centre in Stoke Road. There is free parking outside.