- Phone number
- 01245 842069 / 07368 255199
Monday to Thursday daytime and evening
About me and my therapy practiceHealing happens when we have the courage to share our story with someone who can hear it with empathy and understanding. I look forward to hearing your story.
All counsellors aim to provide a safe space where clients can explore their feelings and issues away from their daily lives. Psychodynamic counselling looks to identify the original cause of an issue rather than focusing on the symptoms.
We like to think that we are in control of our feelings and behaviour. However, we have an unconscious inner world which influences us. We can get to know your inner world in the counselling room through talking about your current experiences, your childhood, your relationships, your thoughts and your dreams. The counselling room is relaxed and reflective to allow for contemplation. It’s ok to talk about whatever pops into your head, there is no agenda, you don’t need to know or prepare what you will talk about beforehand. You can even just be silent if that’s what you feel like in that moment. It’s your space and your time.
Originating from Freud’s psychoanalysis and developed to incorporate the best of modern theoretical thinking with an effective therapeutic approach, psychodynamic counselling is evidence-based and supported by the latest developments in neuroscience.
Weekly open-ended psychodynamic counselling for adults
This involves deep work looking to identify the origins of anxiety and depression. We work at your pace and you can attend for as long as you need. We will look to the past, current relationships and our relationship in the counselling room.
Weekly time-limited counselling for adults
Brief work of 8, 12 or 16 sessions to focus on one recurrent pattern of behaviour. This is particularly suited to Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs).
I offer face-to-face counselling in Purleigh, Essex easily accessible from the Chelmsford, Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers, Billericay and Wickford areas.
I also currently offer telephone counselling or online counselling via Zoom.
My first session
Contact me for an assessment session to see if you are happy to work with me. I understand that it may feel scary to start counselling but don't worry, it'll be ok. I will take a history and we can identify your objective for the counselling. The assessment session is 1 hour with subsequent sessions lasting 50 minutes.
The assessment session can be face-to-face, on the telephone or online via Zoom depending on what suits you.
We will agree a day and time for counselling and this will be your regular slot.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Trauma
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited