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About me and my therapy practice
Have life events left you feeling confused, overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward in your life? Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety and don’t know where to turn. I can support you and help you to become a happier, more confident person.
Person Centred Counselling is based on the belief that if you, the client, are offered a warm, genuine and understanding relationship where you feel heard, you will be able to work through your problems, make your own choices and fulfil your potential. Because of this I strive to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment in which, together, we can explore the areas of your life which are causing you problems, and work to find the solutions which are right for you.
I am a registered member of the BACP and as such I am committed to working ethically to offer all clients a counselling experience based on trust, respect and integrity. I am primarily trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, but further training has enabled me to adapt my approach depending on the requirements of my client. I strive to enhance my work as a counsellor by participating in on-going training to ensure that I continue to offer a service which is competent and effective.
I understand that it can be daunting to talk about yourself to a stranger and that is why I offer a reduced fee introductory session so that we can meet and discuss counselling and you can decide whether you would like to work with me.
Due to the restrictions around COVID-19, I am currently only offering appointments online or over the telephone. Online counselling is through video call and will require you to have access to a video camera, microphone and stable internet connection. For both online and telephone counselling you will need to be in a confidential space where you are able to talk freely without being overheard.
My first session
You might feel nervous before coming to your first session. I hope that reading this section might help you to know what to expect and feel a little bit more confident about starting counselling.
In our first session I will tell you a little bit of information about me and discuss with you how our sessions together will work.
We will talk about confidentiality and how I keep your information secure. I will answer any questions or concerns that you have and check that you understand and are comfortable with my responses.
I will explain to you in more detail, the way that I work and you will have a choice over whether you would like to start working with me.
I have a written contract which, (if you decide that you are happy to work with me), we will sign. The contract does not commit you to working with me for a set period of time. It is simply an agreement of the boundaries around our work together.
I will probably ask you to fill out a couple of quick assessments, which will take just a couple of minutes, and these will help me to understand a little bit more about your thoughts, feelings and difficulties.
I will ask you to tell me what it is that brings you to counselling. There is no right or wrong way to do this. You can tell me as much or as little as feels comfortable for you. You might be unsure what to say or how to explain what is happening for you. Or you might be so desperate to talk to somebody that everything comes spilling out. Either way I will listen to you without judgement and will treat you with respect. While I am listening I will check to make sure that I fully understand what you are saying.
I hope that reading this has answered some of the questions that you might have around counselling. If you want any more details give me a call or drop me an email.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Eclectic, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited