About Counselling

Transactional Analysis (TA) is an approach to counselling and psychotherapy that provides us with ways of understanding ourselves and others.

About Counselling

There are periods in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Therapy is time set aside by you and a therapist to help you resolve your difficulties by exploring the issues and developing resources and skills to deal with them. As a therapist, I will enable you to find your own answers, and develop tools to manage your feelings and behaviour so you can take control of your life. This will include talking about events in your life (past and present), your feelings, emotions, relationships, your patterns of behaviour and ways of thinking.

Transactional Analysis (TA) is the main theory of psychotherapy that I use. TA is an approach to counselling and psychotherapy that provides us with ways of understanding ourselves and others.

The philosophy of TA is based on the belief that

  • People are OK; thus each person has validity and importance
  • We all have a basic loveable core and a desire for positive growth
  • Everyone has the capacity to think for themselves and change their thinking
  • All facets of an individual have a positive value for them in some way
  • People decide their story and destiny, therefore these decisions can be changed
  • All emotional problems or difficulties are treatable

Issues that counselling and therapy may help with:

  • Self Esteem
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Stress
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Dealing with Sexual Abuse Issues
  • Shame Based Issues
  • Miscarriage/Abortion
  • Eating Disorders
  • Confidence and Assertiveness
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Changing Direction your life
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Identity
  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • ..and more
Are you Ok? – the essential video on Transactional Analysis
Fears – An illustration of how your fears can affect your day to day living

Getting Started is Easy


Free 20 Min Chat

Send me a message or call me and we will discuss your issue and establish if I can help you

Book Appointment

The number and frequency of the sessions will be mutually agreed and reviewed regularly

1st Session!

The introductory session is for 50 minutes
and is offered at half price.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling helps you to deal with feelings that may trouble you as well as offering support

Psychotherapy allows you to look deeper into your problems and worries and about events in your life. Psychotherapy can help you discuss feelings you have about yourself and other people. New ways of behaving can be discovered and used to create change in our lives. Psychotherapy requires a willing and regular commitment of your time. Research has shown that therapy can enhance your life.

Why would somebody seek counselling and psychotherapy?

Sometimes we feel the need to talk to someone who is outside of our network of family and friends. I offer a comfortable, safe and consistent space for you where our sessions are treated as strictly private and confidential. A place where you can be listened to without judgement or feeling under pressure.

It is important for you and I to feel that we can work together, I offer a free half-hour consultation where we can decide if we will work together in therapy sessions.

What can I expect?

In psychotherapy you may experience:
• A re-connection to your deeper self
• Some new tools to use in your everyday life
• An improvement in your vitality and well being
• A new direction
• A greater sense of meaning in everyday life

Will I have to talk about things that I would prefer not to?

No, but I will encourage you to talk about many aspects of your life, and express your feelings, but your wish not to discuss a particular issue will certainly be respected!

Contact Me

If you are distressed or in need of immediate help, you can contact the following organisations:

  • If you feel the need to talk to someone whatever your concern you can call the Samaritans on 08457 909090 at any time day or night.
  • If you are a child or young person and are worried about anything you can talk to ChildLine on 0800 1111 at any time, the calls are free.
  • If you are a woman and are experiencing domestic violence you can contact the 24 hours National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on 008082000247
  • For men in crisis call Freephone Helpline on 0800585858 7 days a week 5pm to midnight.
  • If you have overdosed call Emergency services on 999 and stay on the telephone line until help arrives, or if you are able, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.
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