Counselling provides you with a supportive, confidential and safe environment where you will be valued and listened to in a respectful and non-judgmental way. An effective form of therapy, it can help you make positive changes to your life and deal with any issues that may feel overwhelming or are causing you emotional pain, unhappiness or stress. It can help you explore difficult issues and gain more insight into understanding yourself and your problems whilst finding solutions that are right for you.

Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including:

  • Low self-esteem, self-image and confidence

  • Grief and loss

  • Low mood and lack of motivation

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and panic attacks 

  • Stress

  • Self-harm

  • Suicidal thoughts (and those affected by suicide)

  • Trauma 

  • Abuse

I provide both short term (solution focused brief therapy) and longer term face to face individual counselling and personal therapy sessions for student counsellors. I also work with businesses for Employee Assistance Programmes and provide invaluable supervision for Designated Safeguarding Leads.

 

I offer a free 15 minute consultation (on the phone or in person) when we can discuss your current needs and expectations from counselling. It is also an ideal opportunity to answer any queries you may have. My fee is £40 per 50 minute session (or a block of three sessions for £110) payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer. To make counselling as accessible as possible there are a limited number of appointments available with concessions for individual counselling and student counsellors’ personal therapy requirements.

 

Sessions are usually once a week to offer consistency and a steady pace for therapeutic progress, however this can vary depending on individual situations. We can discuss and jointly agree this at any stage, your interests will always be at the centre of every decision.  

 

My practice is based at:

  • The Natural Healthcare Centre, 9 Main Street, Stapenhill, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 9AP. Wednesday 3-7pm & Thursday 1-7pm (other times may be available). There is free parking in a small car park for the river gardens opposite (please note the gates are locked from 4.30pm Nov-Mar). There are also parking bays for up to 1 hour further up on the opposite side of the road near the care home or free on-street parking in Holly Street and Ferry Street.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Derwentside, 25 Town Street, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 4EH. Appointments available from 29th March. Monday 1-7pm & Tuesday 12-6pm (other times may be available). Free allocated parking spaces on the left of the on-site car park until 5.30pm. Free on road parking opposite for 40 minutes until 6pm, no restrictions after that time.