I am a counsellor working both with private clients and for publicly-funded counselling agencies: currently TRACs in Ludlow taking NHS GP referrals. I have also lectured in counselling at Herefordshire and Ludlow College on the Foundation Degree in Counselling (University of Worcester) and the BTEC Diploma in Counselling.
I am based in north Herefordshire and work privately in Kington, Ludlow and Leominster. You might like to check these locations before contacting me, to make sure they are within travelling reach for you.
I am very happy to be contacted by phone (07795 324 575) either to book a preliminary appointment, or to talk to me initially about counselling and how it might help you or be useful to you. See also the other pages on this website for more information. An enquiry form is available on the contacts page.
I am a Registered Member BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I work in the person-centred tradition of counselling, and with a ‘Focusing’ orientation: this is a way of helping clients locate and focus on the elusive, wordless ‘felt senses’ which we experience inwardly but find difficult to pin down. Understanding and knowing these better can be very rewarding and releasing, and many clients find this extremely helpful. Within my counselling work I respect the fact that each person is individual, and no two people work the same way. I therefore integrate aspects of other counselling models and approaches, where I think it might be beneficial to you. These could include aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), psychodynamic theory, or mindfulness, for example. The key concept is that I follow you and as our work together progresses, I hopefully get a good feel of what helps you most.