My availability is currently limited to Thursday evenings as I have other work commitments but I am very happy to meet for a free consultation to see if we might be a good fit for weekly sessions during this time.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Therapist - this means that my aim is that through providing a trusting and honest relationship I can bring insight of the unconscious (what's not in your awareness) into consciousness to help provide the tools to develop a better understanding of how the past impacts the present as well as resolving issues with interpersonal relationships, defences, and emotions.
If you are interested in reading more about the therapeutic approach I use, please read this link: https://www.verywellmind.com/psychodynamic-therapy-definition-uses-effectiveness-5094933#:~:text=Psychodynamic%20therapy%20is%20an%20approach,better%20choices%20about%20their%20lives.
My initial training has been enhanced by professional level study of Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Children and Young People and Emotion Focused Therapy approaches. I have worked for a number of voluntary and community organisations over the years as well as currently in custodial settings.
The values I strive towards are warmth, inclusivity, honesty, understanding and congruence. I practice this in my commitment to continued personal and professional development, particularly with regards to cultural understanding and anti-racism. The ways that I do this are collaborating with people from marginalised communities and diverse heritages, reading and learning as well as from continued training.
I work online as I was fortunate enough to develop my practice and undergo additional training when Covid-19 began and found this to be really accessible way of reaching clients. I have also found that sometimes people find it easier to talk about some topics when they are not physically in the room with you.
I am fully insured and a PVG scheme member in respect of regulated work with both adults and children.
My first session
I offer a free 15 minute consultation (on Zoom) for us to meet informally, you to ask any questions and hopefully get a sense if we might be a good match together. My sessions cost £45 and last 50 minutes. I usually see clients once a week.
How long we work together is dependent on the issue(s) and your preference as a client but I would look to review how you felt the sessions were going at least every 6 weeks.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Time-limited