Welcome to my website. I am a professional counsellor based in Ripon, North Yorkshire and this site will tell you a little about who I am and the services I offer. Finding a counsellor who is right for you can feel rather daunting and not everyone feels sure about what to expect. If you would like to know more about me, or about counselling, I would be very happy to answer your questions without any obligation for you. Please click here for details of how to get in touch.
I offer in-person counselling sessions in Ripon. Sessions last for 1 hour and are held in a private, confidential space at Ripon Community House.
I also offer telephone and online counselling nationwide. Telephone and remote counselling are slightly different to the experience of seeing someone in-person, but are well established and effective ways of having therapy. They can be helpful if you have issues with time or with getting to Ripon, or if you would simply prefer to work this way.
I work one to one with both men and women over the age of 18.
My fees are £45 per 60 minute session.
I offer a free 30 minute trial session which gives you a chance to meet me and to help you decide whether you want to go ahead.
My aim is to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and of your relationships, to clear away some of the fog so that you can better see what you are facing. This can help you to feel more in control and lead you to making effective changes in your life or to find better ways of coping with your problems.
People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing painful emotions or feelings of anxiety, even panic. You may have lost someone close to you or be struggling with relationships in your personal life or at work. Something from your past may be interfering with your daily life, bringing difficult thoughts and feelings. Many people also feel stuck or dissatisfied in their lives, perhaps finding it difficult to make decisions or know what to do for the best.
It can take courage to seek help and I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged or misunderstood. Counselling gives you the chance to be listened to in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family, allowing you to express yourself with greater openness and freedom. I will work together with you to agree on your aims and goals and work to build a shared understanding of what is important for you in a warm and accepting and meaningful way.
I am based in Ripon, two minutes walk from the Market Square. Parking is available on nearby streets (2-hour free disc parking) or in the city centre ‘pay & display’ car parks
Tel: 07395 327894
Ripon Community House
Ripon, HG4 1LE