- Phone number
- 07497 393414
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I understand you may be browsing this website because you feel unhappy with certain aspects of your life. You may want to talk about them, or consider making changes, but counselling might seem daunting if you've never tried it before. I invite you to a free initial telephone consultation, so that you can discuss your requirements with me, without obligation.
Who am I...?
I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to building trust with clients. From this place of trust, feelings and choices can be explored because you will feel safe, understood and accepted. As a warm, empathic and non-judgmental counsellor, it's my mission to support you through your stress, anxiety and depression, so that you can move on with your life.
It's my hope that by working with me, you will feel happier in yourself, come to terms with difficult life experiences, gain confidence to deal with life's challenges and form healthier, more satisfying relationships.
How I work...
I believe you have a unique tendency to strive in the way that's best for you. As such, I understand that most answers to your problems lie within yourself... and it's my job to help you find them. Sometimes events in life can stop you from striving in the best way for yourself. Sometimes other people - no matter how well meaning - can feel a barrier to your recovery. But by carefully listening and supporting you, I believe you can find your own path - and your own voice - so that you can go on to live without your previous worries, make better choices for yourself, and live a happier, more fulfilled life.
What about the pandemic...?
I understand you may be suffering with stress and anxiety at this difficult time. Equally, I know there may have been other things worrying you before the pandemic began and these now feel a whole lot worse. I've recently undertaken additional training in Covid-19 related issues as well as comprehensive training in online and telephone counselling.
How does telephone and online counselling work...?
During the pandemic, I am continuing to work with clients online and by telephone. In essence I will be offering you the same counselling experience as if we were meeting face-to-face. There are a few extra things to consider but we can discuss these during your free initial phone call.
For online counselling I use a system called 'Zoom'. This is a safe platform because it offers end-to-end encryption (to prevent unauthorised access) and is free for you to use. If you are unfamiliar with this application I will be happy to talk you through it. I also have a help sheet which I will send to you before our first session, which will help you get the most from your online counselling.
For online and telephone work, I am able to work with anyone over the age of 18 who resides in the UK.
As we will be working together online or over the phone, you don’t need to live in the Nottingham area. Although you may only need counselling during the pandemic, if we begin working together in the longer-term I would be happy to continue working with you online or over the phone, until your counselling comes to a natural conclusion. If however you do live locally to Nottingham, we can transfer to meeting face-to-face once it is safe to do so.
My first session
What happens during the first session...?
The first session gives us an opportunity to discuss your issues and requirements, so I can check I'm the right person to help you. As such, I will carry out an assessment and will also take some time to go over my working agreement with you as well as my data protection policy. This session is also an opportunity for you to check you are happy with the way I work, and I encourage you to ask as many questions as you like. I consider therapy to be a two-way relationship and I want to ensure you are as happy and comfortable as possible whilst you are working with me.
How many sessions will I need...?
I can offer you a full hour each week. I offer short or longer term counselling, depending on your requirements. It is ultimately up to you how many sessions you would like to have (and the frequency of them) and this is something we can discuss at your first meeting. I also recommend regular reviews so that we can talk about how counselling is going for you, to discuss progress and any setbacks. Although you are free to end counselling at any time without obligation, I would recommend we work together towards an ending where possible, to tie-up any ‘loose ends’.
What if I have further questions...?
I hope this information is helpful, but if you have any further questions or concerns about your counselling, please do not hesitate to contact me. I offer an initial free 30 minute telephone consultation and there is always opportunity to ask any further questions you may have during our initial assessment and even beyond this. I always aim to reply to messages within 24 working hours.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited