Welcome to Safe Haven Counselling
BACP Registered Counsellor
A qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, my private practice is based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
I offer a safe and supportive environment, helping people to gain greater clarity and ultimately more peace and balance in their lives.
If you’re struggling to cope, feeling overwhelmed, anxious and distressed, or unable to make sense of your current or past situation; I can provide you with a space to be heard, without interruption or judgement, and the opportunity to find a new way forward.
What can I help with?
Areas of expertise and practice
1 ~ Bereavement, Grief and Loss
For many years I worked at a local hospice and bereavement centre supporting people of all ages, after the loss of a loved one or significant person in their lives. Since then I have continued to work with complex grief and loss in my private practice. I also co-run a support group that helps women and their partners after a miscarriage or still-birth. I understand the life changing impact grief can have and how dificult it can be to try and navigate a way through.
2 ~ Anxiety & Depression
I regularly support those who have sought counselling for anxiety and depression, although every person comes with a different history or background and their own individual needs. Anxiety can manifest as chronic stress, constant worrying, panic or feelings of fear in everyday situations. Feeling low sometimes goes hand in hand with anxiety, whereby a person may feel so restricted by their heightened feelings that this causes them to withdraw. They may start to feel stuck, cut off or unmotivated and this is when low mood and depression can take over.
3 ~ Trauma (PTSD)
I offer counselling for any kind of life trauma and for those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anyone, at any age, can be affected by trauma and the symptoms are often physical and emotional as well as psychological. PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by a particularly stressful, distressing or frightening experience, incident or period of time from the past.
4 ~ Summary of practice areas
Bereavment, grief & loss - Trauma & PTSD - Anxiety & depression - Relationships - Childhood - Stress & burnout - Emotional & Sexual Abuse - Rape - Miscarriage or still-birth - Health issues - Work related issues - Low self-esteem - Low confidence