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My private practice is an online service, providing therapy via video meetings. I primarily work between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. I do have occasional availability on weekday evenings and weekends. If you prefer these times, please get in contact to discuss this.
About me and my therapy practice
I grew up in North Manchester and changed careers in my mid 30's to retrain as a counsellor. During my early post-qualification years, I quickly started to see a link between poor mental health and social inequality. I saw first-hand how those who were most marginalised or discriminated because of their race, gender, sexuality, age and social deprivation, were often the people with the most complex needs. I am dedicated to creating a counselling service as inclusive and as accessible to as many different people as possible. I am passionate about the work I do and believe everyone should have access to psychological and emotional therapeutic services.
I set up my practice, Access-Therapy, after working for different NHS services in the UK and seeing the difficulties people have accessing therapeutic services through their GP. It is not uncommon for people to wait 6 - 12 months for an appointment and sessions are often limited to just a few. I witnessed people disengaging with the whole process before they had even started. Likewise, in private therapy, the costs involved are often prohibitive. I wanted to do something different and so I decided to offer online-only therapy services, enabling me to keep costs to a minimum and make the service more accessible.
There are many different reasons people choose to have professional counselling. When we work together, you can expect a safe place to work through the difficulties you are facing. I promise to offer you insight, encouragement, empathy, patience and honesty.
We may only work together for a handful of sessions; or it could be much longer if there are complex issues or trauma holding you back from living a more fulfilling life. We decide together how many sessions are appropriate and we review this regularly throughout our time together.
Here are just a few of the common issues that counselling can help with: episodes of depression; anxiety; problems in relationships; low self-esteem; grief and bereavement; and difficulties adjusting to significant life changes.
My first session
I offer a free 30-minute session to talk about the problems you are facing and to make sure that counselling is suitable for you. We can also use this session to decide if we are happy to work with each other and to discuss the terms of my service.
I provide all my sessions through online video meeting, such as Skype, Zoom or Teams. This helps to keep down the cost of therapy. I do this to make my service as inclusive and accessible as possible. I charge from £25 - £55 for a 1-hour session and I ask you to think about where you fit on that scale when we first decide to work together.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Time-limited