At times we feel stuck or alone, we are affected by loss, anxiety, depression or something else which stops us from living fully. Maybe we notice repeating patterns that we don’t know how to change. In these cases, working with an experienced professional through therapeutic coaching and counselling can be a wonderful tool to help us heal and access the inner resources we need to let go of the past and create a new future for ourselves.
How it works
By cultivating a safe, confidential space, without any judgement, but with the utmost respect and compassion for your experiences and journey, I can support you in exploring anything which is holding you back, and help you to create the awareness you need to make the right decisions for you going forward.
You are always in control of the process, and can use our time together to process your feelings without the need to censor yourself, as well as explore different options for how you’d like to move forward. Your intuition will develop and guide you towards what is best for you.
I bring my training and experience in integrative, holistic counselling, therapeutic coaching, mindfulness, meditation and yoga to give you the tools to choose from to decide which work best for you. You bring yourself – willingness, worries and anything else, and we work together, side by side, until you feel ready to go forward without me
Thank you for opening the door of a new life chapter and leading me through from the dark in to the light and hope.
You are a remarkable lady with a big warm heart and I am forever grateful for all your help.
Our work helped me examine the motives for my anxiety and disarm them, either by disproving them or by learning better coping techniques; therefore lowering the general level of my anxiety.
A huge benefit was having a safe space to speak my thoughts out loud. I tend to get stuck in my head with repetitive, often toxic thoughts and then I feel trapped because I feel horrible for having these thoughts, but can’t talk about them. Beyond just releasing those thoughts, hearing you question them and help me get to the root of them was amazing. Sometimes, a thought that had been plaguing me for months lost its power altogether.
I have also been consistently improving in self-care in the past few months and I attribute that to our chats. You helped me see that taking care of myself was not only ok, but necessary to prevent burning out on everyone else.
How does working online work?
Working online has become far more commonplace since COVID. I’ve been working this way though since 2014. Working via secure video means we can still see each other, just via a computer or smartphone screen, and you remain in the comfort of your own surroundings, cutting out travel time altogether. The counselling is the same as it would be face to face, and, if you have a poor internet connection, I can also do telephone counselling. The biggest difference is that for online counselling, you’ll need somewhere quiet where you won’t be overheard (or a time when you will be on your own), rather than driving to a counselling office.
I use a secure video connection for the online work, which is a free and easy to use piece of software that you can get on your computer or smartphone. You need an internet connection and a reasonable amount of data allowance. If you have any questions about this please contact me and I can help.
How many sessions will I need?
That really is difficult to say I’m afraid as it is your personal journey however, continuity is key so plan for 6-12 weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes each. You may need less or want to take a break, or you may wish to continue, or perhaps have one off sessions after you’ve dealt with your initial reason for coming.
A bit about me…
I believe that everyone has the capacity to find their own peace,
no matter what the circumstances and so, I work with you, in your own time, to develop a perspective on the world and a belief in yourself that allows you to accept yourself, trust yourself and find a place of peace and contentment again.
Whether you’re just looking for someone to offload to because everyone depends on you to hold it together, or you’re keen to really develop a deeper self-awareness, I encourage you to book a free 30min consultation with me today by clicking here or clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
What happens when I contact you?
You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to book a free 30min consultation with me (it takes you to my live calendar and you can see straight away what times are free and book yourself in).
The consultation is a really good chance for us to briefly discuss over a secure video call or telephone call (if you’re in the UK) why you’re thinking about counselling and to find out if we’re a good fit. If we are, we can go ahead and schedule a first session. If it doesn’t feel right for either of us, I may be able to recommend someone else to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have further training in Gestalt Therapy, and study and practice the principles of teachings like the Law of Attraction, A Course In Miracles, and Science of Mind. All this means that I have a very present and relational approach to our work – I care about how you feel now, how you relate to your environment and the people in it, how you want to feel in the future, and what will help you feel like you are living as the best version of yourself.
My experience has taught me that it is often not about a specific tool or technique brought into the therapeutic relationship, but rather the genuine human connection between coach and client which can be of greatest benefit. To know that there is someone who isn’t going to judge you, or anyone else, outside of your day to day life, who supports you and believes in you is something sadly not enough people have experienced. This external support goes a huge way towards assisting you to build your own strength and resilience and to help you heal whatever it is that has been stopping you reaching full happiness.
That said, my training and qualifications are below:
- Contemporary Spirituality (module from the Masters programme) – Alef Trust – currently studying
- ICF ACC Qualifying Coaching Certificate – Coachayra – completed 2020
- Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy – Terrigal Gestalt Institute – completed 2019
- Therapeutic Coaching Skills Certificate – The Integrated Coaching Academy – Awarded 2017
- 100 hour Mindfulness Teacher Training – Teach Mindfulness with Shamash Alidina – Completed 2016
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (leading to membership of BACP and the Accredited Voluntary Register) – Chrysalis Courses – Awarded November 2014
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills (Affiliated with the National Hypnotherapy Society) – Chrysalis Courses – Awarded November 2011
- Certificate in Counselling – Institute of Counselling – awarded 2010
- CYQ Level 3 Yoga Teacher – Yoga Professionals – awarded 2009
- BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management with Graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (C.I.P.D.) and Placement Year – University of Central Lancashire, Preston – September 2002 – May 2006 Classification: 2:1, Distinction in Placement