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COVID 19 INFORMATION

I am now offering outdoor counselling sessions in line with safe distancing measures. There are several walks near my practice where we can safely and confidentially walk and talk. Please contact me if you would like to know more.
I also offer an outdoor telephone counselling session. This can take place on your daily walk, in your garden or outside space. This can be a ‘face-time’ call or a traditional telephone call. For more information please see here

 

I’m not sure where to begin…

People have counselling for a range of reasons: anxiety, bereavement, depression, panic attacks, separation or loss of any kind, identity crisis, work, relationships, suicidal thinking, loss of meaning are some of the areas I work with. You may not know exactly what’s troubling you but things just don’t seem right.

Having to deal with a personal crisis can feel isolating, overwhelming and, at times, too difficult to manage alone. Deciding to have counselling is the first step to starting to feel better. You will want a therapist that is right for you so it’s important you take time to work out who you want to work with and what kind of session you want.

You may want to ‘try out’ first. I offer a free 30 minute session – indoors or outdoors – so that you can decide whether you want to work with me. Contact me if you would like to try this out.

I have a great deal of experience working with young people and have an indoor home-based space as well as using the footpaths on canals, fields and wooded areas of the Colne and Holme valleys in West Yorkshire.

PARENTS/CARERS/FAMILY MEMBERS

You may be worried about someone you care about and want to suggest they have support. I am happy to chat by telephone about your concerns. I will make suggestions about how to approach this with the young person, send you details of my practice to give to the person you are concerned about and suggest ways in which I can be contacted. Ultimately it will be their choice if they decide to work with me.