Accepting that we need help is the first step in getting better
The fact that you are looking at this website suggests that you are well on the way to making the first step in getting better. It is a big thing for some people to admit that they need help and that they are suffering from issues such as depression, stress, anxiety or relationship difficulties.
It is very important to choose the right counsellor, so you should take your time to find a therapist that you will feel comfortable with.
What should you be looking for? It's important you choose a counsellor who is qualified, experienced and a member of an organization such as BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I offer a safe and confidential environment and as an Accredited member of BACP I operate to their ethical and professional standards.
I aim to help you to open up and explore the issues you are facing. From my experience of being in therapy I know very well how it feels to express to a complete stranger your innermost and often deeply buried feelings, thoughts and emotions. I will do my best to make you feel comfortable by not being judgmental and by offering an environment where you can safely speak about the issues that are worrying you and which are making you feel unwell.
I work with all ages from 16 upwards, male and female clients and couples.
Feel free to give me a call, send me an email or a text and I will aim to respond within 24 hours (if you contact me over a weekend I will aim to get back to you on the Monday).
If you are in crisis contact the: Samaritans
Some other helpful sites
If an emergency situation arises that requires immediate attention, you may call the Samaritans at 08457 90 90 90 (http://www.samaritans.org/ - email: jo@samaritans or dial 999). If a life-threatening crisis should occur, you should call 999 or go to a hospital emergency department.
If you need to speak with me between sessions to alert me of an emergency, please call 07786 852553. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. Messages are checked daily (but never during the night time). Messages are checked less frequently on weekends and holidays.