I am a confidential, experienced and highly qualified psychotherapist/counsellor working in Woodbridge with over 18 years experience. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which to explore difficulties and stuck patterns enabling a new, healthier way of being to emerge. I have a particular interest in understanding and shifting stress, anxiety and depression. My counselling practice can be reached from Ipswich, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh.
My working background has been in the Health Service and I have worked in the voluntary sector and private practice. I established a therapy and counselling project working with families affected by addictions and am experienced in supervising other counsellors.
Psychotherapy or shorter term counselling is a place where you can find perspective and insight, a place where negative behaviour patterns can change. A psychotherapist or counsellor provides a supportive setting in which to share feelings, thoughts and processes. Throughout our lives we will all experience periods of difficulty. This may be linked to an event such as the end of a relationship, trauma or a bereavement. Sometimes though there is just a general sense of unhappiness or lack of purpose in life. Psychotherapy and counselling can help you stay in the present moment and use our awareness of what arises as a gateway to understand difficulties from the past and hopes and fears about the future.
I see psychotherapy as a collaborative endeavour where client and therapist enter into a relationship. We make a commitment to work together and enable change. I am often deeply moved by what people are willing to share and I appreciate that starting therapy is a big step to take.
I work with individuals and groups with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I am trained as a Core Process Psychotherapist and a Creative Arts Therapist (drama).
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
I am aware that the decision to start counselling and choose a counsellor can be challenging. You are welcome to contact me with any queries. I am offer a free, no obligation 15 minute phone conversation.
My counselling/psychotherapy practice is in two locations within easy reach of Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Ipswich and Felixstowe in Suffolk. I work from Hollesley and from the Natural Health Centre in Woodbridge.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) which regulates psychotherapists and counsellors. I am also a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which regulates a range of healthcare professions including art, music and dramatherapists.