Welcome

I offer individual counselling/psychotherapy and group therapy in Jersey, Channel Islands.  To get in touch with me, please send me an email.


It is very common to experience psychological difficulties

People often feel embarrassed or ashamed about the problems they are experiencing, and this can make it harder to seek help.

You may feel that you are alone with your problems, but research shows that psychological difficulties are extremely common:  1 in 4 people - 25% of the adult population - will experience a mental health problem in the course of a year.  The most common mental disorders are anxiety and depression.


Research shows that therapy is helpful for:

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety, including panic attacks, phobias & performance anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self-awareness/personal development
  • Low self-esteem/lack of confidence
  • Mood swings
  • Eating disorders
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  • Obsessive behaviour
  • Addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, internet - and more)
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Adjusting to life changes (divorce, retirement, middle-age, parenthood, adolescence)
  • Relationship problems (including difficulties making/sustaining relationships; and becoming involved in destructive relationships)


Choosing a therapist

The titles ‘psychotherapist’; ’therapist’; or ‘counsellor’ are not protected titles, so anyone can use them.

Ensure that the therapist you choose is registered with either the UKCP, the BACP the BPC or the BABCP

If your therapist is registered as a fully accredited member with one of these organisations, you can be sure that they have completed a reputable training and have sufficient experience to help you - and that they will abide by a code of ethics.

For more information on looking for a therapist, have a read of the FAQ page.


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