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Welcome

I am an experienced BACP Accredited Psychodynamic counsellor offering counselling to individuals and couples, in my consulting room in Leicester. My comfortable therapy room, helps me create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your emotions, and the experiences and difficulties which have brought you to this point.

I am based close to the city centre, 12 Princess Road West which is easily accessible by public transport or by car, with affordable on street parking available nearby. 

If you are thinking about starting individual or couples counselling, and you are looking for a counsellor in Leicester, I may be able to help.  

Why choose counselling now?

Occasionally there are times when everything feels like a struggle, when things become overwhelming and too difficult to manage alone. There are times when the support from family and friends is enough, and there are times when it simply isn’t. When it can feel extremely lonely and as if there is no-one to turn to, or that no-one understands. It is at these difficult times of loneliness when acute anxiety, stress and depression, can take hold.

The decision to seek help, and the first steps towards counselling can also be a daunting and anxiety provoking time. Talking to a stranger may feel like an odd concept, however talking your troubles through with someone who is unrelated and non-judgemental, can help you make sense of your thoughts, and your inner turmoil. I provide a safe space where we can work towards understanding your past experiences, how this affects you now, and equip you with the ‘tools’ to create new ways of relating to yourself and to others. Helping you find your answers and your solutions, to strengthen your self-esteem and bring about, a noticeable and lasting change.

Why am I feeling overwhelmed and anxious?

Occasionally there are times when everything feels like a struggle, when things become overwhelming and too difficult to manage alone. There are times when the support from family and friends is enough, and there are times when it simply isn’t. When it can feel extremely lonely and as if there is no-one to turn to, or that no-one understands. It is at these difficult times of loneliness when acute anxiety, stress and depression, can take hold.

How will reaching out and asking for help, help me?

The decision to seek help, and the first steps towards counselling can also be a daunting and anxiety provoking time. Talking to a stranger may feel like an odd concept, however talking your troubles through with someone who is unrelated and non-judgemental, can help you make sense of your thoughts, and your inner turmoil. I provide a safe space where we can work towards understanding your past experiences, how this affects you now, and equip you with the ‘tools’ to create new ways of relating to yourself and to others. Helping you find your answers and your solutions, to strengthen your self-esteem and bring about, a noticeable and lasting change. 

What sort of things can I help you with?

Below is a list of some of the areas I work with, although not exhaustive or exclusive. Please contact me if you feel I may be able to help.

Abuse

Affairs and betrayals

Anxiety

Asperger’s syndrome

Attachment disorder

Bereavement

Bullying

Carer support

Child related issues

Couples counselling

Depression

Divorce

Early Separation

Emotional abuse

Family issues

Generalised anxiety disorder

Grief

Incubation

Loneliness

Loss

Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem

Male Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health

Miscarriage

Paternal Mental Health

Passive aggressive behaviour

Perinatal Mental Health

Physical abuse

Postnatal depression (mums and dads)

Pregnancy and Childbirth 

Redundancy

Relationship issues

Schizophrenia

Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD)

Self-harm

Separation anxiety

Stress

Trauma

Work-related stress

 

Guidelines for Emergency Contact

Counselling cannot provide an emergency service for clients.

If you are currently experiencing an emergency or major crisis and contemplating serious self-harm, it is essential for you to seek immediate help.

  • You may wish to contact your GP 
  • your nearest A&E service. 
  • Samaritans are FREE to phone 116 123 (this number doesn’t appear on phone bills) 
Samaritans are also available via email jo@samaritans.org (response time 24 hours – Non emergencies only)