Be and Be Heard
Psychotherapy, Counselling and Outdoor Therapy
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination"
As a person-centred psychotherapist and counsellor with 15 years of counselling experience, I offer a secure, welcoming and confidential space in which you can be understood and valued, and where you can begin to find your own way towards how you want to be. I will help you to reflect upon and explore your challenges whilst offering an independent, non-judgemental perspective.
I work in a person-centred way with adults with a broad range of experiences including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, anger management, family issues, addiction(s), separation/divorce, bereavement, eating disorders, abuse, low self-esteem, stress and low self-confidence. I also offer counselling supervision.
During this uncertain time and with the arrival of the Covid-19 virus, I am offering Skype/Zoom/Facetime and telephone counselling.
Ordinarily, I practice from the town of Buxton in the Peak District National Park.
Additionally I offer outdoor therapy in Hayfield in the High Peak (10 miles from Buxton, 5 miles from Glossop), at the heart of the Peak District / in the foothills of Kinder Scout.
My Training and Experience
I trained at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham and hold a Masters research degree in Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision and I also hold a BA (Hons) in Philosophy.
I have experience working with adults in a variety of settings and have focused experience working with adult carers and women experiencing distress and challenge. Alongside my private work, I have worked for Breast Cancer Care facilitating a support group for women living with secondary breast cancer and I have both lectured and tutored on the University of Salford's Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc and MSc courses.
I have a particular interest in the experience of 'endings' which may occur due to bereavement, unemployment, the ending of relationships and general life transitions. I welcome supporting clients through these processes.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a member of the BACP and as such adhere to associated codes of ethics.
One to one support
Psychotherapy and Counselling
I offer one to one therapy sessions for 50 minutes, usually weekly.
My fees are £55 or £50 for concessions.
A different connection
I offer one to one Outdoor Therapy sessions at a location in Hayfield in High Peak. This space offers formal paths and trails with a woodland aspect that allows for less formal exploration.
My fees are £55 per 50 minute session.
Congruent support and support to be congruent
I offer person-centred / humanistic supervision, one to one or in group. I trained with The Sherwood Institute (Nottingham) to 'Teaching Supervisor' level; I am qualified to take on students in training and can incorporate teaching aspects in any supervision I offer.
I use my broad range of counselling and psychotherapy experience in my supervisory practice and work with supervisees in a non-judgemental, holding and mutual way.
My fees are £60 per one hour session.
I welcome your contact by phone or email to decide where and when we might meet to work with your particular challenges in person.
Face to face therapy at The Buxton Osteopathy Clinic, 7 Bridge St, Buxton, SK7 6BS
Or Online / Telephone
Or Outdoor Therapy in Hayfield, High Peak