We all have a story and at times it is really important for our story to be heard. This can be hard when our normal is defined by the expectations of others. Let’s face it, normal is not a one size fits all, ultimately because we are all unique. Life is not static, that’s why it impacts us in so many ways. I understand the conflicts between what we feel and what we portray, especially when we’re struggling. I know this because like you, I come with my own life experiences.
If you relate to any of the following counselling may be helpful to you:
Are feeling lost in a relationship and would like to find yourself again?
Are there foods you deny yourself because you see them as bad?
Do you feel you’re not good enough?
Perhaps you are thinking about how to change things in your life, but not sure where to start?
I realise this website does not show you what counselling is, or what it is like to be in a counselling session, no matter how many times it is reworded or updated, because counselling is a very personal, unique experience. From me you’ll receive support, encouragement, patience, a non-judgemental listening ear, my authenticity, as you explore what may be causing you difficulty. I cannot tell you what to do, because no one knows you better than you. We will work together, at your pace, with sessions that meet your individual needs and uniqueness.
I know this step can be daunting (I have been there), but it can be very rewarding. This is about you, a chance to express how things really are. It is about feeling safe through a relationship built on trust and respect. It is about taking time for yourself, with the hope of initiating change and moving in a more fulfilling direction.
I work from a wellbeing centre based in Sherwood, situated in a quiet, discreet location. It is easily accessible by public transport. Parking spaces are usually available at the premises. There are also free car parks and some on street parking nearby. I see clients over 18 years of age with a range of issues. This can be short term or long term.
If you would like me to hear your story please see my contact page for details.
Below are a few of the areas of counselling I help people with.
- Bereavement / Loss
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
I am also a volunteer counsellor with First Steps Eating Disorders under EDISS, based at the University of Nottingham; as I have a particular interest in how the relationship with food can affect emotional and physical wellbeing, also how exercise and sport can play a part within this relationship.
Currently undertaking a course in Diet and Nutrition, to further enhance and support my knowledge in this area.
A supporter of CALM and Survivors UK.