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About me and my therapy practice
I imagine, since you’re here, that you might be struggling with something that you hope counselling could help with. Are your past experiences holding you back from living the life you want? Have difficult relationships with family, friends or partners left you feeling vulnerable and unsure of yourself? Are you experiencing low-mood or feelings of distress, despair, confusion or anxiety? Perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with some aspect of your life or lived experience? Life is difficult for us all at times; we can feel isolated in our struggles and unsure of how to move forward.
You don’t have to face these tough times alone. Here at Firefly Counselling & Therapy I offer a safe, supportive online space; a place free from pressure or judgement where, together and at your pace, we can explore the things that are negatively impacting your life. I offer short, long-term or open-ended counselling, according to your needs.
I am located in Lincolnshire but work exclusively online, or by telephone, with people from across the UK. I have completed extensive training to allow me to deliver therapy, safely and effectively, via these methods.
Sessions are delivered via the Zoom platform, which is very user-friendly and free for you to use.
I work from a private counselling room: a lovely, calm space, which offers a quiet and confidential environment for our sessions.
My first session
If you have never had counselling, you may wonder what to expect and might feel nervous about taking the plunge.
I hope to put your mind at ease a little, by giving you some insight into what our sessions might be like, if you choose for us to work together.
During our first session I will gather information, so I can learn more about you and the issues you would like us to explore in counselling, how they are impacting your life and what you hope to achieve from our sessions. This helps to establish the starting point for our work, so you get what you need from our time together.
You may not have clarity around these things to begin with; don’t worry, we can explore them together.
Week to week, you are free to use your sessions however feels right for you. You can start wherever you choose. People don’t always feel ready to dive straight in at the deep end, it can take time to build up a sense of trust and safety, so we will go at your pace, always.
Our sessions offer a space to express yourself freely: you can cry, you can swear, you can give voice to your inner thoughts: whatever you need. All emotions are valid: there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ emotions so if you feel angry, for example, you can express your anger, without fear of judgement.
You might want to spend some time sitting quietly, reflecting or allowing things to rise to the surface. Silence can be really powerful and I would encourage you to embrace it, if it feels right for you at the time.
My approach to client work is not passive: I do ask questions, I may offer appropriate insight and suggest ways that we might work through whatever is coming up for you in session. I don’t offer advice but I will support you to find your own solutions, clarity and purpose.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling