Who can I help?

 

As well as general Counselling I can also offer Parent Coaching/Consultation, and find that this is often a more effective way of 'healing the family' than seeing the child or young person for individual therapy - after all, as the parent, you're more of an expert on your family than anyone else can be. So if you're going through a difficulty or worrying time with your child(ren), give me a call to find out how I can help.

You don't need a referral, nor does the problem need to be a 'major' one - 'nipping something in the bud' is far better for everyone than leaving things to escalate. Common issues such as bedtime or mealtime problems, 'defiance' and rudeness, unhelpfulness, sibling squabbles, the many challenges of adolescence, and all the other potential challenges of raising happy children can affect a parent's confidence and the family's well-being. So if you're just beginning to have a few concerns, don't just leave things and expect them to go away - deal with it promptly.

There's no need to struggle alone - talk to someone who's been through it! My details are on the Access, Fees & Contact Me page.

 

 I've had many years of experience in working with a wide range of issues, from general dissatisfaction with your life right through to serious mental health difficulties.

 

 I'd be happy to work with you to find a way of making your life easier and more satisfying.

 

Some of the problems you may struggle with may be:-

 relationships

~ bereavement and loss

~ stress and anxiety

~ depression

~ abuse and trauma

~ carer responsibilities

~ parenting or family difficulties

~ life-stage issues - eg marriage, becoming a parent, aging, etc.

~ work-related issues 

~ poor self-esteem

~ personal development

~ phobias

 

 I have also helped:-

 - fathers (and mothers)-to-be

- new parents

- parents or other carers who are struggling with their children's upbringing or problems at school

- carers, and people in the caring professions

- people who are adjusting to chronic illness, employment changes, or growing  older

- people who have bi-polar illness

- people who have experienced psychosis (though not currently ill)

 

If your particular problem is not listed here, please do contact me  to discuss whether I can help you.

 Further Information

 My clients often come from Bristol and the wider 'Avon' area - North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, BaNES - though some come from further away.

I can offer short- or long-term work, and work with Employee Assistance Programmes and Health Insurance schemes, as well as with self-funded clients.

I can also offer supervision for therapists, coaching, work-place mentoring, group work and consultation.

(It's occasionally possible to offer home visits if you have difficulty with access - please ask if you need this additional service.)

 

The next page will give you details of my Training and Experience