Asking for help isn't giving up, rather it's refusing to be defeated.
I offer a caring and collaborative service to individual teenagers and adults facing all sorts of life stresses and mental and emotional difficulties. This includes help for stress, anxiety and depression, grief and trauma, relationship issues, parenting struggles, substance abuse, OCD and phobias, and support with physical and mental health issues.
In addition to face to face and online counselling for individuals, I am also able to provide mental health and wellbeing education, group support, continuing professional development and debriefing. With an educational background in clinical psychology and counselling experience in a variety of different roles, I tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whatever you are struggling with I will help you recognise underlying problems, process life difficulties, realise your strengths, challenge unhelpful thoughts and perhaps adjust certain behaviours to experience life in a more positive way.
No two people are the same, so my practice is integrative, drawing on counselling theories such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-focussed therapy, narrative and Gestalt therapy. I am person-centered in my approach and focus primarily on finding solutions to the presenting issue whilst also recognizing the influence of past events. I enjoy using creative approaches in counselling and aim to look at the whole person as we address troubling issues. My counselling room is a safe and confidential space to share and discuss things that you may find difficult to process with others.
I offer a professional and confidential service to both adults and children facing all sorts of life stresses and mental and emotional problems ....
....including stress anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, OCD, problem solving and managing mental health disorders.
I have a Masters degree (MSc) in Clinical Psychology (with counselling) from the University of Texas. I have been certified with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) in the USA and am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I originally come from a medical background – I gained a Bachelors degree in Nursing Studies and worked as a registered nurse and in health promotion before training as a psychotherapist. I have worked in Guernsey, in the UK, in the USA and on a hospital ship in West Africa. I regularly update my practice with courses and seminars.
Guernsey Bereavement Service
Kinstugi Hope Wellbeing Groups
Children's Advocacy Center
I have a background in clinical psychology and health education and experience in counselling children, teens, students and adults across the lifespan.
In addition to individual counselling, I have assisted with groups for attachment parenting, anger management and bereavement. I've also led wellbeing groups and support groups and provided continuing professional education, peer support and critical incident debriefing.
I am an experienced parenting mentor and have worked as a children and youth worker plus as a trauma therapist for children who have suffered adverse childhood events and abuse. I have volunteered on a suicide hotline, on a camp for traumatised children and also worked as a hospital chaplain, helping patients, their relatives and staff members through times of crisis.
Please contact me if you would like more information about the service I offer or would like to arrange an appointment. The initial appointment will be 1 hour and 15 minutes to give us time to complete the necessary paperwork but you will only be charged for the hour at our usual rate of £60.
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