"Until you make the unconscious CONSCIOUS, it will direct your life and you will call it fate"
A Bit About Therapy
Personalised Attention for All Your Psychological Health Needs.
I implement effective counselling methods to instil self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.
It’s essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client.
But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behaviour and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
Services I Offer
With You Every Step of the Way
Your well-being is my ultimate concern.
For many years, I have provided clients in the Kingston upon Hull area, and the surrounding villages with counselling services to suit their needs. My therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.
Here For You
Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It might be time to seek help from a qualified counsellor. My sessions help clients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.
Low Self Esteem
Sometimes a number of bad experiences can have a cumulative effect on how we think of ourselves; sometimes something that happened in the past can trigger low self-esteem in the present.
During counselling, negative patterns might emerge, which could highlight your self-concept.
You may find it useful to talk about, and work through past experiences – even if they’re painful. You may lay some old ghosts to rest, and forgive yourself and others, and move on.
The past can’t be changed, but how you think about it, and how you approach the future can.
If you’re looking for quality therapy sessions with an accredited counsellor that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my clients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Book an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
A Happier, Healthier You
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step…"
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
CBT can help you to understand how your thoughts, feelings and behaviour affect each other. It can also help you to understand and challenge your negative and anxious thoughts.
CBT can also help you recognise, and change what safety behaviours you might be putting in place, such as avoidance.
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Symptoms of GAD include
Everyone has feelings of anxiety some time in their life – You may feel anxious about a job interview or an exam. This is normal at times like this.
Sometimes you may find it difficult to control your worries. You might feel anxious a lot of the time, and find it is affecting the rest of your life.
Anxiety is the main symptom of:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
General Anxiety disorder (GAD)
People with GAD feel anxious most of the time, in a number of situations.
Depression doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, male, female, young and old. Counselling is effective in treating mild to moderate depression.
The signs of depression can be complex and can vary from person to person. If the feelings are interfering with your life and don’t go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back, over and over again, for a few days at a time, it could be a sign that you’re depressed in the medical sense of the term.
What are signs and symptoms of depression?
Do you have trouble concentrating or remembering things?
Do you have angry outbursts frequently?
Do you find yourself losing interest in daily activities?
Have you experienced a reduced sex drive recently?
Do you feel as if your thinking has slowed?
Do you wrestle with feelings of sadness and discontent?
Do you find that even small tasks require a lot of energy?
Are you plagued by regret, getting hung up on past failures?
Do you struggle with suicidal thoughts?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Are you irritable often?
Have you noticed a change in your appetite recently?
Are you agitated or anxious often?
Do you break into crying spells for no apparent reason?
These symptoms can have a negative impact on your well being and usually affect your relationship with your partner, family or friends.
Understanding depression and its triggers can be helpful for sufferers trying to manage the condition.
Counselling involves talking about difficult or painful feelings, and as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with help and support you should gradually start to feel better.
Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.
Benefit from my professional experience and wide range of psychological services.
Fees & Location
Each 50- 60 minute session is £40.
I offer a discount for block bookings of 6 sessions paid for and booked in advance which is £210. (This works out the equivalent of £35 per session)
I have a payment at the time of booking policy and you can pay by cash or bank transfer.
I practice from premises in the centre of Kingston upon Hull, which is 5 minutes walk from the Interlink bus, and railway station - HU1 3ES
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I am bound by its codes of Ethics and Practice.
I hold a current, Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service Certificate (DBS) formerly known as a CRB certificate, and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.
New Clients Welcome
BA (Hons) Counselling (CBT, Research & Coaching)
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
BACP Accreditation - MBACP ( Accred)
BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
Foundation Award in Counselling
Certificate in Coaching
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Level 1 Certificate in Counselling
Supervision offers a reflective space in which to develop practice and so benefits client safety. All aspects of your practice should be open to supervision.
What I offer:
I will help you to abide by the BACP ethical framework
Support you and your work
Help you to develop your own individual way of working
Assist you to develop a private practice
Offer trusted feedback
A learning experience for both or all of us
Creative ways of working
Humour where appropriate
More intense support for trainees
A collegial approach for more experienced therapists
I welcome phone calls or emails to see if I can accommodate your professional requirements. I am happy to schedule a chat to answer any questions about your requirements.
Assisting you to start up private practice:
I have experience in starting up in private practice myself, so understand how daunting it can be. If you are in the beginning of setting up your private practice, I am happy to share my experience and help in any way that might be helpful during our sessions.
Supervision is charged at £40 per hour.