- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I currently have online sessions available on Mondays from Monday August 2022. Appointments from late morning to 7 pm. Please do get in touch if you need a different time as it may be possible to arrange evening appointments on other days.
I will be away from work on 22nd August and first 2 weeks September.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative therapist with 20 years experience I firmly believe that one size does not fit all. Each of us is an individual engaged in the task of becoming ourselves, we can face many obstacles in this process, starting with early experiences that influence how we relate to self and others. I understand that the contexts in which we live, socially and culturally are hugely impactful for our lives. I work in an interactive, flexible, relational way checking in regularly to understand what you find helpful. I aim to be supportive as well as gently challenging when this might be helpful for your growth.
I am committed to working in an open and supportive way to facilitate your growth and development as well as help you work through issues which may be holding you back or creating distress in your life. I work from a trauma informed perspective.
You can expect a warm and authentic experience, I understand that therapy can be a significant undertaking and sometimes feels like a scary step into the unknown! You will not be pushed to talk about anything you're not comfortable with but likewise if we're avoiding something which may be important I will share my observation with you so we can think about it together.
I am interested in how early life experiences effect and influence our development, behaviour and unconscious tendencies and will usually ask about and explore this in our work together. I am also clear that the here and now 'stuff of life' is important and we can also look at this in counselling.
In essence you set the agenda and I bring my experience and knowledge to assist you with your exploration or goals.
My first session
The first session is a chance for you to find out if the way I work feels like a good fit for you. You may have questions that are important to ask before you decide to start therapy. I will gather some basic information such as your contact details and ask about what's bringing you to therapy. This is my chance to hear from you about the sort of issues you're wanting to work on so I can understand if my skills are a good match. We may decide to meet again at this point or we may feel that a different sort of counselling or other support is a better option.
We will have a clear sense by the end of the first session about what our next steps will be. We will discuss whether you're looking for short (up to 12 sessions) or longer term/ open ended therapy. We will discuss fees and payment options.
You can expect a straightforward process to arrange an initial session. It's always best to contact me by email in the first instance (as my schedule means I can't always take calls) on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can then set up a phone call if helpful. First sessions are charged at the same rate as ongoing work.
If you're a trainee/have experienced long term therapy before/ have health conditions or disabilities that make a 50 min session difficult we can arrange a half hour first session at a reduced rate. Please let me know in your initial email if you'd like to discuss this.
If you're a student/ on a low income/ receiving benefit I do offer some low cost appointments. If you're interested in this option please mention it in your initial email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online counselling, Short term sessions