- Phone number
- 07835 424945
About me and my therapy practice
I am a friendly approachable counsellor, I am here to support and you guide you through your current way of being.
I will support you to work through what's going on for you currently, providing you with coping techniques and strategies, if needed. I can provide you with a space to understand and recognise your needs.
I explain counselling in an every-day way, what you are currently experiencing maybe coming from a build-up of life events or you are not feeling like your normal self.
I will support you to break down and understand what's been going on for you, by understanding what's getting in your way to progress, helps you to focus on what is important in your life.
I see counselling as an opportunity to explore your needs, recognise the whole of you - working with you holistically to explore your mental, emotional and physical health needs as well as your general wellbeing in all areas of life i.e. home, work and relationships.
I adapt my knowledge, skills and experience to your individual needs. The space is yours to express what you need in a safe and comfortable environment. This can enable you to work through and understand how to cope, and adjust in your own unique way and time and find a way forward.
I work with humanistic therapies which focuses on self-development, helping you to recognise strengths and choices in the here and now.
My core training (Level 4 Diploma) included Person-Centred Therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). My psychotherapy training (Level 5 Diploma) continued learning and understanding working within a humanistic framework.
I integrate this learning into my practice by working with:
Person-centred therapy works with building the therapeutic relationship and includes working in an empathic (deeply understanding), unconditional positive regard (accepting) and genuine (congruent) way. This therapy includes being open to experience, being trusting and trustworthy, being curious about the world, being creative and compassionate. Person-centred therapy is part of a humanistic approach to therapy.
I also integrate CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), to support with any stuck/repetitive patterns of behaviour. When you understand how you are responding to difficult situations/behaviours, you can then understand how to break down them down, by understanding negative thinking, emotions and behaviours to consider more positive alternatives in your way of thinking and feeling.
I also work with Mindfulness to understand and live more 'in the present' and utilise breathing/relaxation techniques. I am able to provide you with mindfulness skills to work with this with meditation (formal practice) and day to day noticing (informal practice). I am also introducing ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) into my work which is a mindfulness-based therapy learning to overcome negative thoughts and feelings. ACT also addresses a commitment to making changes and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals.
My first session
The first session involves exploring what is going on for you currently and recognising any difficult past experiences which may be impacting on you and what you are hoping to gain from counselling.
We will agree a way of working together and recommend how often sessions could take place to gain full benefit from them. Sessions can take place weekly, fortnightly, monthly and I will advise the best starting point for frequency of sessions for your individual needs and agree this together.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited