I specialise in all issues related to personal development, career, relationships, life transitions and any of the stuff that is keeping you from living your best life.
I'm probably not your typical counsellor. I'm real, I'm approachable and I may occasionally even use colourful language.
The days of therapy being a clinical, stale or sterile experience are long gone. To me, this type of approach is outdated and often actually counter-productive.
Instead, I purposely choose to put "approachable, non-judgmental and collaborative" at the top of my web page because I truly practice with these things in mind.
I enjoy working with those who are seeking change in their life but don't know where to start or how to make positive change happen.
My role and purpose is simply to create a naturally flowing conversation between us, to help put you at ease and in time, elicit the change you're seeking.
No two people are the same and as such, I tailor my therapy sessions to meet the specific needs of every individual I see. You are the expert of your own life and every therapy session will centre around you, how you're feeling and what you need.You'll find that I like to actively listen and converse, I don’t sit in awkward silence. I’ll let you know when you’re jumping to negative conclusions and I’ll do the same when you aren’t giving yourself enough credit. I may challenge what you say at times, to help you consider and explore different perspectives to your own.
I like to create a connection and rapport between us, built on the essential foundation of trust and open and honest exchanges of thoughts and opinions.
My personal objective is simple, I want to support and empower you to feel more balanced, happier and fulfilled.
I live in Marple Bridge, Stockport. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Peak District.
I practice from my home office, five minutes drive from the centre of town. It is a peaceful, private and rural setting.I do also provide online (video or chat) and telephone counselling sessions if preferred.
QualificationsI'm an experienced and qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
I hold an Integrated Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I am an accredited member of the NCS - the National Counselling Society.