If you are looking for a caring, professional counsellor or psychotherapist in Nottingham then I may be able to help.

As an experienced BACP Accredited and Registered counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with a broad range of clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, occupations and ages facing a wide variety of life issues.

I work with individuals over 18 years of age and welcome clients of all genders and sexual orientations.

I know the thought of starting counselling, CBT or psychotherapy and talking to someone about the problems you are experiencing can feel daunting. It can be hard to make the phone call or write the first email.

Sometimes people tell me they put off talking to someone because they feel bad about feeling bad, or experience feelings of guilt or shame as they think “I should be able to sort this out by myself…”

But the reality is that we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationship issues at some point in our lives, it’s just part of being human. And at those times, a little support can go a long way.

Every year, one in four people suffer with some kind of mental health issue.

Whatever you are experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone. In reading this website and looking for support, you have already taken a positive first step on your journey towards feeling better.

However bad things are, it’s never too late.

Talking therapies can help.

Based in Nottingham but with good access from Derby and parts of Derbyshire, my practice is easy to get to with plenty of free parking. Click here to go to more information about my practice location, including directions and a map.

Opposite you will find more information on some of the many different issues that I work with. These issues are the most common, but there are many more.

Elsewhere on this site you will find more information about me and how I work.

Which issues do I work with?

Below are some of the issues that clients often bring to therapy. If what you want to talk about is not on the list please give me a call and we can discuss your individual situation and whether I can help. Even if it is not an issue that I work with, I will do my best to point you in the right direction to find more information, resources or someone else who can help.

  • Depression, persistent sadness or low mood, feelings of despair or hopelessness.
  • Anxiety, fear, agitation or panic.
  • Anger, irritability or agitation; anger management.
  • Trauma, post traumatic stress and PTSD from a wide range of causes, including violence, abuse, road traffic accidents and experiences in the armed forces, emergency services and legal or medical professions. Related intrusive thoughts, imagery or memories, anxiety, panic, flashbacks, anger, relationship issues or depression.
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Major life changes such as separation, divorce, retirement or debilitating injury.
  • Bullying or abuse, physical, verbal, emotional or sexual, past or present.
  • Unresolved “baggage” from the past:  old hurts or resentments, regrets, anger, sadness, shame, fear or intrusive memories or thoughts.
  • Childhood issues, bullying, trauma or abuse including physical, emotional or sexual abuse, deprivation or neglect.
  • Low self-confidence, low self-esteem and related issues with work or relationships.
  • Phobias, such as fear of flying, vomiting, food, spiders or blood and many more.
  • Work-related stress, burnout, difficulties with colleagues or achieving home-work balance.
  • Relationship issues, at home, with a partner, family, friends or at work.
  • Repeating patterns of distressing events, such as repeated relationship breakdowns or work issues.