YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE
Deciding on coming to see a counsellor can feel like a step into the unknown. I will help you start to explore what is concerning you in a space that feels safe and where you can assure what you say will be valued and understood. You may have been through loss or a significant change in your life, or having relationship problems. Sometimes we feel that our early experiences are coming back to haunt us and we need space to explore their impact. I offer a safe and empathic space where you can start to talk about what is concerning you, without fear of judgement. I believe that our choices and reactions start to make sense when we take the time to explore them, which can then help free us to make different choices going forward, as well as being kinder to ourselves.
Before we meet for a full session, it is important for you to feel that we are the right fit. You may live in the York area and be looking for face to face counselling, or further away where online work would be more convenient. I offer a free 15-minute phone or Zoom call for you to discuss what you would like to work and on and to see if you feel we are the right fit. Please send an enquiry on the form below and I will aim to get back to you within 48 hours. For more information on how I work, please visit the FAQs section.
YOU'RE IN SAFE HANDS
I am a BACP accredited counsellor, meaning that I have gone through an advanced process of assessment to recognise my competence and ethical practice. I am based in York and experienced in working with people with a wide range of issues. These include grief/loss, addictions, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, historic abuse and trauma. As a humanistic counsellor, I work with the 'whole person' rather than seeing you as a series of symptoms that need to be fixed. Through exploring your problems together, I help you to decide what is right for you, rather than advising you what to do. Working existentially, I specialise in helping people who are going through major changes in their lives. This could be relationship problems, career change or looking for more meaning in your life. I help you identify patterns and explore how you can live more closely in line with your values. I firmly believe that what feels like a point of crisis can lead to growth and development, once understood and explored. This is all done with the foundation of a supportive, caring and safe therapeutic relationship. You can find out more about my background in the about me section.