I am a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Hale, Altrincham. I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment in which to explore your thoughts and feelings, to help you move beyond your perceived limitations and realise your full potential. I have number of locations available for counselling; my private rooms are in Hale Village near Altrincham and Deansgate in Manchester City Centre.
Therapy offers the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and our emotional distress. Through the process of counselling and psychotherapy you can discover what holds you back, enabling you to change old patterns and find new ways of approaching and overcoming difficulties.
“it is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves” – William Shakespeare
I work with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, confidence, anger management, low self esteem, relationship problems, stress, addictions, sexuality, loss and grief.
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist and Transactional Analysis counsellor. An integrative approach allows me to draw from many therapeutic models, and these include Gestalt, Existential, Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and CBT. For more information regarding these therapeutic approaches, please click here.
Alongside my private practice, I am an Associate Counsellor at Liverpool University and Age Concern.
I am from a theatrical background and have a special interest in therapy for artists, writers and people working in the performing arts. I offer counselling services to BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine), the Actors’ Centre in Manchester and London and the organisation Women in Film and Television (WFTV)
Qualifications: PGDip.Psych, Dip.Couns, BA, MBACP, UKATA. I abide by the BACP code of ethics and professional conduct.
Membership of Professional Bodies
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
Through therapy we can gain self awareness and a greater understanding of our inner world which can lead to personal growth, development and change. Click below to find out more about individual therapy.
Counselling and psychotherapy are similar therapeutic interventions. However, counselling tends to be used for short-term work, focusing on a specific issue that is currently affecting you.
Therapy can be useful in strengthening all types of relationships; marriages, partnerships, friendships and family members. Find out more about couples therapy by clicking below.
I have a special interest in therapy for artists, writers and the performing arts. My private rooms are in Hale and Manchester City Centre, but I also offer consultations via Skype.
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer”
“Psychotherapy must remain the obstinate attempt of two people to recover the wholeness of being human through the relationship between them.”
“No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anybody but oneself”