- Phone number
- +44 7921 350713
I will have slots available from September, 2021. Please contact me to discuss availability.
About me and my therapy practice
Sometimes life feels tough. Your thoughts and feelings can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you have struggled with something most of your life or maybe a recent event has left you feeling unable to cope. You may be considering therapy for a specific reason or perhaps because things don’t feel quite right. Some clients ask whether their problems are “big enough” to come for counselling. The answer is yes, absolutely! No problem is “too small”. If you are struggling and need space to think about you then therapy could help.
Coming for counselling may feel daunting. You may want assurances. "Will therapy help me?", "How long it will take?" Therapy can’t change your past or get rid of painful feelings but it can provide you with a space to acknowledge and understand your experiences. A space to make sense of your past and to find meaning in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It can help to build greater self-compassion, a stronger sense of identity and improved relationships with others. And with this comes a greater capacity to cope with whatever life might throw at you in the future.
I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and I work from a quiet, discreet location in St Albans. I am a registered Member of the BACP and I work to their standards for Good Practice and to their Code of Ethics.
My approach to counselling is psychodynamic which means we will think together about your present difficulties but also your past experiences to understand how this has shaped who you are and how you relate to others. I can offer you a calm, confidential space. A space free from judgement. A space where you can share your thoughts, feelings and experiences. A space where we go at your pace.
I will show a genuine curiosity and interest in your life experiences. And an empathetic, sensitive approach to exploring these experiences.
My first session
I offer anyone who is considering therapy a short, telephone consultation which is free of charge. Following on from this, we can then meet for an initial, 50 minute consultation. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. We will think about what has brought you for therapy and what you would hope to gain from therapy. You can get a better understanding of how I work and we can discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
If we then decide to work together, I will offer you a weekly, 50 minute session which can be either face-to-face or online.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited