How can I help you?

I have counselling experience in a range of areas and have helped with situations including:

► A traumatic change of future – often due to disability / illness / health issues

► Change of internal relationship dynamics or the balance of a relationship due to external pressures (divorce / separation / redundancy)

► Unexplored emotional trauma causing repeated, unresolved, circular arguments with a partner, family members or other relationships

► The aftermath of affairs or close friendships outside of the couple’s relationship, including those though social media.

► Rebuilding trust – in yourself, a partner, relationships

  • Abuse
  • Addictions (non sexual)
  • Adoption issues
  • Anxiety issues
  • Fertility / conception issues
  • Anger issues (internal/external)
  • Attachment issues (Physical/emotional)
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement issues
  • Bullying
  • Medical treatment anxiety issues
  • Carer support / adjustment issues
  • Traumatic Change Of Circumstances
  • Disabilities (physical/mental)
  • Prejudices / discrimination
  • Low self esteem / low self confidence
  • Loneliness
  • Family relationships
  • Significant relationships
  • Redundancy
  • Stress management
  • Careers Counselling

As noted previously, online counselling is not suitable for all types of issue and where I deem that to be the case, I will provide you with details of alternative support you can access.

I have a MA in Relationship Therapy from the University of Hull in conjunction with the Relate Institute.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), the leading professional association for counsellors and adhere to their ethical standards as set out in their ethical framework which can be found at the BACP Ethical Framework

I am a professional member of the Association of Counsellors and Therapists Online (ACTO), the leading professional association for counsellors working online and adhere to their ethical standards as set out in their ethical framework which can be found at ACTO Ethical Framework

 

About me

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We all face challenges and futures we don’t expect – I am no exception.

Whether it is something that knocks our confidence or something that fundamentally alters the way we see ourselves, the way we are in relationships and/or the way we are with others. We need space and a place to stop, assess, try to understand and maybe try and adapt our behaviour.

I am a Relate trained counsellor and relationship specialist for individuals, couples and families. I worked as a Relate counsellor 2014 – 2020.

Due to the deterioration of a long-term balance condition it became necessary to retrain as a counsellor in 2013 so I could work locally. This was an adaptation to my future. This is a physical disability and, unfortunately, I became wheelchair-bound in 2018. This was an unexpected development to my family’s future.

I was suprised by quite how undervalued, uncatered for and difficult life is for a wheelchair bound disabled person. Additionally, I became more aware of the importance of my sense of self worth, my need to cope and change.  These are common factors for people seeking counsellling and may allow me a deeper understanding and empathy.

One impact is that I now work from home through Accessible Online Counselling.

Prior to becoming a Relate trained counsellor, I had a career in London as a Compliance and Risk specialist in a bank for 13 years.

I live in Hampshire with my family and dog.