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About me and my therapy practice
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile when there are so many of them out there! I love counselling and have been qualified for 7 years, for the last 3 years working with serving police officers and civilian staff at Merseyside Police. Before this I worked with victims of crime, trauma, abuse, the bereaved, women, young girls and vulnerable adults. ‘Extremely easy to talk to’….'turned things around for me’…. ’patient’….'kind’….'helped to save my life’....being just some of the favourable feedback from clients.
So I wanted to tell you a little bit about me, but I’ll try to keep it short. I think being a counsellor is something that was always meant for me because I have an affinity with people and being able to be ‘with’ them. My journey started with a basic counselling course, and this was the point at which I knew that my Civil Service days were limited because I realised very quickly that being a counsellor was my calling. Drawing on this and my life experience has given me the perfect grounding to be the best that I can be in the counselling room with my clients.
We are all different as human beings, experiencing different emotions, feeling different pain, needing different things….'the shoe that fits one person pinches another’....and that’s what makes us unique. I acknowledge that uniqueness and that’s why I work with you using an integrative approach - I bring in what it is I feel you need to flourish. I think that’s really important, to feel comfortable in your own skin. I provide a safe haven to listen to you without judgement.
I also offer Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) - a gentle therapy which helps to reduce emotional distress. It works by tapping on our own acupressure points. It can do some amazing things because it can help to remove life-limiting barriers and change the way we look at things, beliefs about ourselves that may be holding us back. Perhaps we have all experienced that ‘imposter syndrome’ from time to time...
Sessions for either counselling or EFT last between 50 and 60 minutes. I offer a 20 minute preliminary telephone consultation for you to decide whether you think I’m right for you. I will always look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for reading!
My first session
As I offer an initial chat over the phone we will have covered some of the basics about how we will work together - and you will already have seen the contract. We will need to talk about that first, to make sure you understand and are happy about what to expect - and what is expected of you to get the most benefit from our time together. Obviously we will need to cover what has brought you to counselling so I can get a sense of how best to support you. This session will form the basis for how we build our therapeutic relationship and develop our rapport.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited