- Phone number
- 07708 430809
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a trained and qualified therapist working with adults, children, teenagers and young people. I work integratively, employing the main theoretical disciplines, but predominantly use person-centred, CBT, psychodynamic and creative therapies. I adapt my approach specifically to suit each client. No two people I work with are the same!
I am warm, caring and genuine, my aim always is to listen with care and support each client in exploring their difficulties. Very much we will be working together collaboratively. I see my place as providing a safe environment for you to look at and talk through areas of difficulty and issues. All the time we spend together will be responsive to and guided by you.
I don't shy away from challenge in helping you explore and understand yourself and your thoughts and actions but do this always in a gentle, collaborative investigative way, helping you to challenge and understand yourself better. Therapy will be directed towards exploring your goals, aims and wishes.
I do understand that starting counselling can be difficult and a trip into the unknown for many people - I am happy to put you at ease and we will always have an initial session where we can talk through what to expect and what you want from your sessions.
I offer online, telephone, email and face-to-face counselling, all based from my own home in a purpose-built therapy room situated in a garden setting. Where appropriate I also offer home visits.
I am able to provide both short/fixed-term therapy and open-ended/longer-term therapy according to your needs and always review with you regularly to check in how the counselling is progressing and working for you. We will work together towards an ending when that is appropriate for you.
I am happy to work with most issues and have particular experience of working with teenagers and children including those with disabilities, learning difficulties and special needs and their parents.
I also work with adults and people of any age with disabilities, special needs and with gender/sexuality issues. Additionally I also with clients who have suffered bereavement and those with short or long term health concerns including terminal illness. I have experience of working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Counselling should be accessible to as many people as possible.
My first session
Sessions are always 50 minutes, (therapeutic hour) and during our first session this is an opportunity to take an overview of what you feel is important to you and/or that you need help with.
We will talk through what I can offer, what you can expect and the intention is that you will leave with enough information to be able to decide if you feel comfortable working with me. If so, then we will arrange further sessions and talk about how that will work.
It's important that you feel happy and ready to proceed. You can always, ask me questions and I am always happy to talk about any concerns or reservations you might have.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited