online/ limited in-person.
If you have reached this far you are probably looking for hope for your relationship. I chose to train in the Gottman method because I believe it offers couples a way of working towards positive change. The powerful combination of therapy and tools offers you the chance to actively work on your relationship both in sessions and at home. The Gottman method is based on many years of on-going research and continues to develop as new insights are gained. If we decided to work together we would begin by looking at how your relationship is right now and develop a flexible plan together to target the areas we decide to work on. The benefit of this way of working is that it provides a combination of building a safe structure and also being able to respond to issues as they arise.
I am also happy to work with couples at the beginning of a relationship who wish to develop the skills and approaches that support a long-term commitment.
Counselling is a second career for me. After many years in a commercial environment I trained at the University of Chester, UK, gaining a Masters degree in clinical counselling. My studies continue there as I work towards a Doctorate specialising in relationship counselling. I am a registered therapist at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been practicing counselling since 2018. I gained a level 3 from the Gottman Institute early in 2022.
My initial counselling training was in the person-centred approach which is a gentle and supportive way of working and fits in well the Gottman method. I have a special interest in working with clients who have had challenges in relationships. I offer an inclusive approach and welcome anyone who I feel able to help.
I work in therapy in afternoons from Tuesday to Friday and some Saturdays by special arrangement' offering a combination of online therapy and face-to-face work in Tarporley, Cheshire, UK.