If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to immediately, contact your GP, the Samaritans (call 116 123, www.samaritans.org), or, if necessary, the emergency services.
50 minutes - £35
We all feel sad, worried, or anxious at times - but sometimes these feelings can become overwhelming and as a result we can start to feel as though we have nowhere to turn. These feelings can make us feel isolated, and sometimes it can feel like no matter how hard we try to reach out, nobody can really hear how much we are struggling.
Speaking to a therapist can help you to make sense of your feelings and experiences, and can empower you to re-discover yourself, enabling you to take positive steps towards finding solutions to your problems.
In addition to this, counselling can be a really overwhelming process for young people; accessing their therapy over the internet can help to remove some of that intimidation, though it isn't suitable in all circumstances and is totally dependent on the young person.
If you feel like you would benefit from opening up about what is going on for you, please do take some time to look around this website to learn some more about me. If you would prefer to speak to me directly, do feel free to contact me and we can have a conversation to discuss your needs, with absolutely no obligation to proceed.
Counselling sessions are costed at £35 per session (50 minutes). Reduced rates are available for counselling students who must undertake personal therapy as a requirement of their course. Reduced rates are also available for individuals who are unwaged.
Children and Young People50 minutes - £35
Growing up can be hard. Increasingly, more and more children and young people are suffering with how they are feeling, and it can be really difficult to open up to friends and family. Counselling can help young people explore how they are feeling in a safe space, with no judgement. Counselling for children is just as confidential as counselling for adults (unless they are at risk), and so young people can come to therapy knowing that they can speak in total confidence.
Waiting lists for face to face counselling for young people are at an all-time high, and so lots of parents, guardians and caregivers are now seeking to access private counselling for children in their care. In addition to this, counselling can be a really overwhelming process for young people; accessing their therapy over the internet can help to remove some of that intimidation, though it isn't suitable in all circumstances and is totally dependent on the young person.
To discuss support for your child, please contact me directly, and we can have an informal discussion about the needs of your child, and how I might be able to support them with whatever they are struggling with.
If you are a young person looking for support and you are under 16 years old, I will need your parent or guardian's permission for you to access my services. If you are 16 or over, you are able to talk to me without their permission.
Clinical Supervision90 minutes - £45
Supervision is an essential requirement for practising counsellors and psychotherapists. It offers the important opportunity for a therapist to reflect and review upon their client work, professional development and personal growth.
I hold a BPS accredited certificate in supervision, with assessed academic competence, and am currently offering clinical supervision from my office at North Wales Counselling Service in Colwyn Bay, or remotely over Skype. I have an integrative approach to supervision, but broadly follow the Hawkins & Shohet (2006) model.
I am particularly interested in working with supervisees who have an interest in working with children and young people, and those who are interested in online or e-therapy.
Supervision for private counsellors is chargeable prior to each session, at a cost of £45 per 90 minutes (though some counsellors prefer to split this into two shorter sessions each month).
Reduced rates are available for student counsellors seeking supervision, and for external supervision provided to charitable organisations.
"Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future"
- Eric Berne