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How I got started

I have been working and volunteering within the area of mental health for 10 years.

During this time I have worked in the NHS as a mental health support worker across various settings.  I have also supported people as an independent mental health advocate working for a national charity: supporting and advocating for people. I have volunteered within a local wellbeing service and also offered support over the telephone for a national charity.

Prior to this, I spent many years working in the hospitality industry.
This has all led me to counselling, and the privilege of meeting new people and hearing their stories.

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In Nature

The act of walking side by side can feel less formal and daunting and talking often comes easier when walking.

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In Person

My welcoming counselling room, where you can engage face to face.

I need help
right now.

If you feel that you need support right now, here are some useful organisations that you can contact.

Crisis Support

If you are in crisis and are concerned for your own safety, call 999 or go to A&E.

Samaritans

Call Samaritans on 116 123 or you can email at jo@samaritans.org.

General Listening Line

SANEline offers support and information from 4pm-10pm: 0300 304 7000.

Mind

Mind offers advice Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, except bank holidays: 0300 123 3393.
Or email: info@mind.org.uk

Switchboard

Switchboard is a line for LGBT+ support. Open from 10am-10pm: 0300 330 0630. You can email chris@switchboard.lgbt.

Text SHOUT to 85258 to contact the shout crisis text line or text YM if you are under 19.

Childine

If you are under 19 you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

I’ve got some
questions.

Read through the frequently asked questions to learn more or contact us if you still need some support.

How much are the sessions?

Sessions are £40 and are for 50 minutes. Option available to increase session length. please get in contact and we can tailor to your needs.

What if I need to cancel my session?

I understand cancellations can happen therefore I do not have a formal cancellation policy.  I ask that you give me as much notice as is possible before the session is due to start.  As long as you reschedule there is no charge.

Is the service accessible?

My counselling room is based on the first floor and is only accessible via stairs. There is no access via a lift.  I offer walk and talk therapy, which may be more accessible: for example there are many areas to sit outside, instead of walking. Please feel free to contact me to discuss ways of working together.

What are your qualifications?

I am a qualified counsellor and have also completed training in all aspects of walk & talk counselling.

Do you have insurance?

Processional indemnity and public liability insurance is provided by Holistic Insurance Services. They are registered in: England and Wales. Registered number: 6387110. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Registration Number 475577.

How long will the process take?

Counselling can vary in the number sessions. I can offer short and long term counselling.

We depend on nature not only for our physical survival, we also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds.

What is good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives.

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.

Arrange an appointment

Are you ready to take the first step towards healing, self-discovery, and personal growth?

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