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I am currently available for online therapy sessions, either via Zoom, or telephone sessions.
About me and my therapy practice
I work with many aspects of common mental health distress, including anxiety and depression. In my counselling practice I support many clients with a range of long-term, chronic health conditions, in particular, chronic pain.
Through first-hand experience working with this client group I have witnessed how chronic pain and other long-term health conditions can lead to social isolation and contribute to mental health issues and distress. For example, the development of unhelpful coping strategies, relationship difficulties, body image issues, difficulties in maintaining work, or other day-to-day life commitments.
I am an integrative counsellor and mainly work from a person-centred perspective. My aim is to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship with you, where you are empowered to talk about what you need to in each session at your own pace.
I use ideas from other modalities in order to tailor the sessions to your unique needs. I may sometimes suggest creative exercises, as this can be a useful medium in which to explore your 'self' in greater depth. CBT techniques may be useful for exploring negative thinking patterns around your body and pain levels.
Having the support of a Counsellor can be invaluable when navigating your feelings. Whether this is anxieties around the Corona virus and the inevitable changes that this has caused. Or feelings towards your health condition and changes that this has caused to your body and life. I am a warm, gentle and supportive counsellor. My aim is to be alongside you as you rediscover your inner resources and are empowered to live the life that you want.
At this time of uncertainty and national crisis with the Corona virus I am offering online counselling as a means of providing accessible and affordable counselling to those who need support.
When offering face-to-face sessions I work from a room in my garden.
My first session
During the first session we will spend some time together carrying out an assessment.
I will ask you some questions about what has brought you to counselling at this time and about any previous experiences of counselling, or other mental health treatment that you may have had in the past. What you may have found helpful about these previous experiences of counselling, and what aspects you may not have found helpful. I will also ask you if you currently take any medication.
I will ask you some questions about your family growing up and who you live with now to help me build up a fuller picture of you.
You will also get the opportunity to find out more about me and the way that I work, in order to help you decide whether you feel comfortable working with me and whether counselling is right for you at this time.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling