Welcome to my website
Hello and thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about what I can offer in terms of counselling, psychotherapy and coaching in Shropshire and Mental Health First Aid training for organisations.
Let me introduce myself
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, qualified to Masters Level. I am experienced in the fields of psychotherapy, counselling, coaching and supporting positive mental health in organisations. I offer my clients a broad knowledge base and skills gained over 30 years and from extensive and rigorous training in a number of related fields. I work in variety of different environments including private practice and commercial organisations large and small. I also have many years' experience of volunteering my services in mental health charities.
The common thread running through all of my work is my commitment to supporting growth, change and positive mental wellbeing.
When it comes to working with individuals, the quality of the client/practitioner relationship is crucial to a positive outcome and if you choose me to become your psychotherapist, counsellor or coach, our first task together will be to establish a relationship that feels safe enough and supportive enough for you to feel truly heard and understood. A kind of secure base from which you can develop greater understanding of the changes you want for yourself and the confidence and ability to move forwards with your life.
Similarly as a Mental Health trainer and consultant, I have experience of working collaboratively with senior stakeholders and am skilled at flexing my style and approach to match the culture and needs of the organisation.
An aside about virtual Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching
I am currently offering telephone based support which is working well for both pre-existing face to face and new clients who have never met me in person. It is not clear when it will be safe and feasible to return to a more conventional way of working however in the meantime my clients and I have been surprised and delighted by the quality and depth of work possible in a virtual environment. Whilst it's not for everyone, please do not be put off from seeking support just by the idea of a physically remote relationship ... let's have an informal chat to talk about your needs and concerns.
Counselling and psychotherapy in the Telford and Shrewsbury areas
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, qualified to Masters level and currently offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy in Wellington to Adults. I am committed to enabling to those on lower incomes/unemployed have access to high quality talking therapy and I offer a small number of subsidised places.
My intention is always to create a collaborative relationship in which you feel able to explore the difficulties, distress, confusion or the specific goals which brought you to therapy in the first place. My aim is for you to feel heard and understood in our sessions and to work at a pace you are comfortable with.
My Counselling and Psychotherapy page gives you more information about how I work as well as details of my training, qualifications and the professional and ethical standards I adhere to.
Coaching in Shropshire
I have over 25 years' experience of working in organisations and helping my coaching clients to stand back from the hurly burly of everyday life and take greater control of their future. A successful coaching relationship can help you to make significant changes for yourself without the intensity/commitment of attending weekly counselling or psychotherapy sessions.
My flexible coaching programmes are always tailored around the client's needs and specific goals. To find out more, please take a look at the Coaching in Shropshire page of my website.
Mental Health First Aid training and consulting
As a licensed Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer, I'm committed to helping organisations tackle the stigma of mental health in the workplace. I deliver Mental Health First Aid England's excellent 2 day and 1/2 day programmes and have a wealth of experience in leading and implementing mentally healthy workplace programmes.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid and what I can offer, please take a look at my MHFA Training page.