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- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I have various availability, knowing not everyone can fit counselling into their working day.
I offer days and evenings.
Please make contact via my website if possible.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative counsellor working with various modalities.
I work within a person centred relational approach, placing you at the centre of the work. The therapy space is your space to explore what you choose to share. Providing a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place of exploration.
I work with children from 12 years, adults, couples & neurodiversity.
I work with the whole person exploring mind, body, emotion and soul. Together we will explore these parts of you paying attention to any disconnection within. Our mind is a very powerful tool, it can lead us to believe many things causing our anxiety to rise. Our emotions can stay hidden for fear of judgement. Our body can hold onto unexplained pain & hurt from past traumas. Yet our soul wants us to live our best life. The answers are within your own capacity to find, you are in control. I will support you to find those answers, connecting to your soul so you may live a true authentic life that supports all of you. My place is to hold the space with empathy, understanding & a supportive hand to metaphorically hold.
At our first meeting we will explore any issues together that are causing you concern. It is important to feel comfortable with your therapist. During our first session you will be able to see if you are able to relate to me. Seeing if I am the therapist you need to work alongside you.
There will be no expectation to continue after this first session, you are able to go home & think if the way I work would suit you. I want the best for you & if that's not me I will happily signpost you to another therapist.
If you choose to work with me our work will be explorative, discovering new ways of relating & providing you new ways to understand what you need to live a joyous life with new possibilities & new patterns of relating.
I also offer Reiki healing at a discounted rate at this time. I provide energy healing alongside spiritual connections that come forward for you.
My practice is within my home within a quiet village outside of the busy city. Living on the waterfront this provides a lovely walk after your therapy if you need to have some space and time before completing your day.
I am on a bus route if you do not drive.
I have warm inviting room which is a quiet relaxing within a safe confidential space.
There is plenty of free parking.
Please be aware there are steps to enter the property and my room is on the middle floor.
You can expect a warm welcome from me, a commitment to you within the BACP ethical Framework. Working in a safe way for you & for me is of the upmost importance for us both within a therapeutic relationship.
I offer open ended sessions with no time frame but this will involve regular six weekly reviews to ensure therapy is working for you and checking in for an ending if you feel you are ready.
I can offer educational fact sheets for your information if you like to delve deeper into the thoughts behind any presenting issues.
I also offer Reiki healing on certain days. I will connect to the charkas within your body to bring healing energy. I will connect to any visions that come forward and provide spiritual guidance. I end these sessions with an oracle card of your choice. This is a beautiful relaxing therapy that can address any blocked emotions, anxiety or trauma within your body.
My first session
The first Session involves contracting which you will be encouraged to share any thoughts around or anything you would like added into our contractual work. You will always be part of this process. During this session I will share my modalities and how I like to work. Supporting you to make a decision if you would like to work with me. There is no expectation to make this decision on the day. I will invite you to share a little about 'you' being mindful not to open up too much.
I will share any relevant paperwork with you.
I like to use an assessment sheet called core 10 which will allow me to gauge an overview of how your mental well-being is at this time. We will revisit the core 10 at your six weekly review. This allows an open conversation how you feel therapy is working, sharing anything you might like to change about your therapy supporting you to explore in the here and now.
With young people I invite the main care-giver to this first session so they understand the rules around confidentiality during the young persons therapy. Allowing the young person to know what they share stays in the room unless I feel a Care-giver needs to know then I will encourage the young person to share or if asked I will share for them by inviting the care-giver into the therapy room at the end of the session. Staying within the BACP framework I will safe-guard if required.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Families, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy