Why Counselling?

Why have Counselling?

Counselling can help you to:
⦁ cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdowns
⦁ cope with redundancy or work-related  stress
⦁ explore issues such as sexual identity
⦁ deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
⦁ deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
⦁ deal with feelings of  anxiety, helping you worry less about things
⦁ understand yourself and your problems better
⦁ feel more confident
⦁ develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view

How & why I can relate to your issues
I can personally relate to pain and suffering that  life throws at you like disability, depression, loss, separation/divorce, children/pregnancy, work issues, bullying etc. I have a broad knowledge of many issues as well as experience in  Illness & disabilities, Social Care and Nursing.  If there is an area or issue not listed that you would like to discuss then please do not hesitate to ask me.

What I offer

I offer the chance for you to share your painful story’s.
I can help you, empower you, to turn negative experiences into positive ones, in a step-by-step way and help you motivate you, turning those bad experiences into better-managed ones, giving you hope to your future. You will discover who you really are and be how you really want it to be.

I use a vast array of counselling methods tailored to your own needs.  Mainly using a Humanistic/Integrative approach, and of course for those who want it Animal Assisted Therapy.

From stress, anxiety and depression to PTSD, bereavement, pregnancy and birth to miscarriage, if you are isolated or lonely, have disabilities, going through a divorce, relationship difficulties,  being bullied, have work issues or issues around unemployment, I can help.

I offer a strictly Confidential Service and abide by the Bacp, Ethics and Framework, and NCS and I am fully Insured.

Home visits are also available subject to a confidential private space being available for us to talk.

Therapy pets

If you would like a therapy pet to be by your side throughout your session, then please discuss at your assessment.  

  • Animal Assisted Therapy aims to promote mental, physical, and social well-being. Lots of people can benefit from this intervention including being used in a variety of settings including hospitals, special schools and colleges, prisons, residential care and in counselling practices
  • By stroking the pet, this promotes relaxation and stimulates the release  “feel good” hormones in humans, including serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin.
  • Animals offer affection and unconditional acceptance. They live in the ‘here and now’ and are responsive, and don’t mind who you are or what you look like. They are usually direct and honest and unlike humans they are non-judgemental. Animals don’t criticise, hold grudges, change the rules or otherwise confuse through verbal communications.
  • Clients can actually feel safer and less threatened while being around animals. Nurturing and empathic traits can be encouraged while being around the company of animals, and for abuse survivors, they can offer an opportunity for ‘safe touch’.
  • Studies also suggest that it is particularly effective for vulnerable people including those with emotional and behavioural problems.
  • Working alongside animals offers practitioners a different way of exploring difficult and sensitive issues and clients are more likely to express their feelings and recount painful experiences.
  • Research indicates when clients suffer from depression, they can benefit with a focus of interest and positive attention, as well as having the pleasure in handling animals.
  • Time spent stroking and talking to dogs can result in lowering blood pressure, relieving pain, reducing anxiety levels and enhancing mood. Therefore, bringing about great health benefits like helping with depression,  helping with relationships and strengthening bonds, better social interaction, reduce feelings of isolation, promoting confidence and building self-esteem.

If you would like to help people access Counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy more quickly than waiting months on current waiting lists, please visit and donate at http://www.gofundme.com/counselling-and-animal-assisted-therapy-for-people