(names and personal details have been changed to protect confidentiality)

"Since I stopped unconsciously blaming my son for my unhappiness, we have a completely different relationship."

"I can now see how my constant criticism was my way of expressing my inner anger, but also an excuse for not making any changes in my life.

IT Consultant


“I always thought of myself as a carer at work, in my family and in my relationships".

"Counselling helped me understand that this was only one part of my personality, that I do have choices regarding whom and how to be, in my life.”

Nursery Teacher

Starting Counselling

First Steps

If you want to find out more about counselling or coaching and which one is for you, you could email or give me a call or text on 07789 696711.

We can then arrange to meet for an assessment, a first session that will allow us to discuss your particular needs and the format that would suit you most. We will explore possible reasons for what is happening in your life, so at the end of the hour, you will be able to make an informed decision, whether to continue and in what format.

Initial Appointment

If you decide to give counselling or coaching a go, you can then make your first appointment.

Coaching tends to focus on a particular area of your life that you need to improve. It is outcome driven and usually short term. We might meet every two weeks or even once a month, but you will be given assignments between the sessions. At the beginning of our work together we will draw up a detailed coaching contract, that will allow us to stay focused and keep your goal in mind.

But what if you can't formulate an exact problem, but are just feeling "stuck in a rut", "low" or generally unhappy?

In this case, counselling would be the best way to start. We would meet every week and spend time exploring the roots of your problem, whatever that might be. Counselling could help you to discover what you really want from life, and how you may actually be unconsciously stopping yourself from getting those things you want. Counselling is usually an open ended agreement between us, that we can review every few weeks and decide how to proceed.

Your Regular Appointment

You can decide to meet face to face or, as some of my clients do, choose telephone or Skype sessions, if you are living abroad or travelling for work.

We will talk it through at our first session and agree a setup that is most appropriate for your needs.