Hello and welcome! I'm Niobe* and I have been practising as a counsellor for more than twenty years in GP surgeries, hospices and cancer-care centres. I have worked with individuals on a wide range of issues relating to health, relationship difficulties, self-worth, difficult past experiences, work problems, anxiety, low mood, and trauma. Part of my work has involved helping children, young people and families where there is serious illness or bereavement, and training health and education professionals on how best to support them. My life experience as a partner, parent, and carer of elderly parents, gives me an insight into the layered complexity of human relationships.
As a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within this ethical framework. After initial degrees and work as a teacher in secondary schools and adult education settings, my Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy was followed by training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples Work, Systemic Family Therapy, EMDR (Trauma Therapy) and is supported by regular ongoing professional development and supervision.
Current Covid-19 restrictions do not enable me to offer active EMDR processing face-to-face at present, but I am happy to work with you on ways of helping you feel more stable and grounded.