I am a friendly individual with a great passion and dedication towards my work in counselling. I want to see and help adults and young people to work through their struggles, whatever they may be. My non-judgement approach towards my work allows me to gain trust and build relationships quickly. I offer warm, understanding, down to earth counselling, in a safe space. My counselling style is flexible and adaptable to everyone. Using an integrative model, I draw on different counselling modalities and can tailor sessions to the individual.
As well as practicing as an integrative counsellor, I have taught PE for over 20 years and have worked with young people across a wide variety of settings. My counselling experience covers secondary school age children where I use a range of creative interventions to engage and support young people. These include aspects of CBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Art Therapy, walk/exercise and talk Therapy and more. I have practiced in the area of suicide prevention, self-harm, anxiety, depression, gender, sexual and neurodiversity, low self-esteem/self-worth, relationship counselling and grief counselling.
I feel I can relate well to young people, helping them to feel at ease and enabling them to process and work through all that they are experiencing. I have passion to help and see these teenagers and young adults find a positive way forward that gives them hope for their future and a way to live life that is healthy and fulfilling for them.
I am a fully Qualified Integrative Counsellor. I am based in the Penrith/Keswick Area of Cumbria. I offer face to face counselling in my therapy room (Penrith/Keswick area)or if you prefer, telephone or online counselling using Microsoft teams. My consulting room is easily accessible by road and there is driveway parking. There is a local bus stop, just 10 minutes walk away. The room is on the ground floor with a private toilet. There is a small step into the property. During an initial 20 minute telephone appointment, we will explore what brings you to therapy and together we determine your goals and a plan to move forward together.
I am a member of two accredited Counselling bodies, The National Counselling Society (NCPS) and The Association of
Christians in Counselling (ACC)
Fees are paid by direct to bank transfer or cash prior to the session.
For an individual counselling session my fees are £40 for one hour.
When I work
Current Availability: Monday Evenings. 6pm-9pm Tuesday all day 9am-5.30pm
I appreciate that therapy can be expensive and I wish to make sessions as assessable as I can to all. For people on a low income and students, call or email me to discuss concessionary rates if you feel it would enable you to get the support and help you need.