Warm and Professional Counselling for Stockport
Embarking on therapy can seem overwhelming and getting started is often the hardest part. Before you continue, please know that you won’t find any ‘hard-sell’ here! The client and therapist match is much like a jigsaw puzzle- it has to be the right fit so that the work can get done.
It’s important to connect with your therapist and feel as though you are in a safe and accepting environment where you can speak freely. In certain types of psychotherapy, the practitioner will put themselves in the position of ‘expert’ and try to ‘direct’ you to what they think is right or acceptable.
However, I work to make sure that you are in the driving seat so you can start to feel happy, confident and empowered. This is your life and no one can tell you how to live it.
A little bit about me….
Prior to my counselling training I worked as a Senior Project Manager (PRINCE 2) across a variety of sectors including media, charities and local government. Nowadays aside from running my full-time private practice I am also a published writer (Therapy Today, Counselling Directory, The Counsellor’s Café, KEIA Wellbeing, Sounds Magazine) and am busy working on a book.
I’m absolutely passionate about psychology, intuition, awareness and the unknown – there’s far more going on in our own subconscious than most of us realise and yet it’s often our ‘unconscious processes’ which influences our decision-making!
My other big passion is for music – I sing, write songs, play guitar and drum – although thankfully not during a session!
Like everyone- I am flawed, imperfect and human. I’ve been through my own fair share of personal struggles and believe this gives me a greater degree of empathy to support our working collaboration.
Being dealt a difficult hand does not mean you are destined for a bleak future. Challenges (no matter how daunting they seem) can be used to transform and shape our lives for the better.
Points to consider:
- Although the journey may seem challenging I promise to treat you with the utmost respect as we figure a way forward together.
- There is no need to limit yourself in our sessions (certainly no swear box!) and I promise to accept you just as you are.
- The relationships I develop with my clients are authentic, close, meaningful and supportive. For me counselling isn’t a job I do, it’s who I am.
- My friends describe me as warm, caring, compassionate and funny (and not just the ones I paid to say either… *groan).