- Phone number
- 07917 767961
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Online, phone and in person sessions available to work flexibly around the current COVID-19 situation.
Sessions are available Monday - Friday, including some evening availability.
Having to work through the pandemic has shown us how powerful therapy can continue to be both online and over the phone, it brings flexibility to when/where/how sessions can take place and has made therapy more accessible for people. If working online, clients are simply sent a link before the session to start the video call, which can be taken anywhere which feels safe and discreet for the client. Or for those preferring to speak over the phone, this has enabled 'walking and talking' sessions, which can be just as beneficial in their own right. Depending on local restrictions and individual circumstances, in person sessions, which adhere to all Covid-19 guidelines, can also be possible.
About me and my therapy practice
I provide psychology and counselling services to help adults and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. I offer a range of therapeutic support, including short-term and long-term counselling or psychotherapy sessions, assessments, consultations, bespoke interventions and organisational training. I run my private practice at The Rutland Therapy Centre, which is discretely located in central Oakham near to the train station. I am currently offering sessions online or via phone. However the sessions take place, all Covid-19 restrictions and guidance are adhered to.
My approach: I am a relational, integrative practitioner which means that, through developing a positive relationship with you and using different therapeutic approaches, I tailor my work to best help you, your needs and circumstances. Everyone deserves to be valued and understood and each of us has our own unique experiences and responses to life. It is important this is reflected in the support and the relationship that I build with you. I am committed to providing support which is professional, confidential, non-judgemental, insightful and empowering. At the same time, I ensure individuals feel safe, respected, listened to and cared for in the process. The aim of my work is to help clients develop ‘roots and wings’ – helping clients to develop understanding and skills, which can enable them to heal and grow. I also like to think that therapy reflects the Japanese art of 'Kintsugi', where broken pottery is put back together with liquid gold, embracing the pot's uniqueness, history and flaws and creating an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.
Throughout life everyone faces challenges, but how we experience and feel able to manage these can vary greatly. Currently, living through the Covid-19 pandemic alone cannot be underestimated, with everyone being impacted in different ways with their physical or mental health; relationships; socially, financially; through work pressures or caring for others. Importantly, views towards mental health are changing and it is now encouraged that people regularly look after their mental health. So, whatever it is that you are struggling with, or if you are just looking to invest in your mental wellbeing, there is support for you.
Longer-term counselling or psychotherapy: We would explore your life and how you have become the person you are today: your childhood, relationships and how you have been impacted by your experiences. Understanding how you are in the world can help bring acceptance, healing and can alleviate the weight of what you have been carrying. This can also help identify a new or different way of being, which may help you feel happier or more fulfilled.
Short-term sessions or coaching: You may wish to focus on what is happening in your present or your future. In this case, it may be more helpful to learn specific skills such as making behavioural changes, challenging unhelpful thought patterns or focusing on setting boundaries. This may help you to navigate the challenges you face more easily and help you to feel more equipped for the future.
Other aims and benefits of support: Sometimes, it can simply be enough to have a safe space to talk, offload and feel listened to. Through this process, people can start to understand and improve relationships or feel in control and more able to cope with life’s challenges. Over time, many clients agree that therapy can be an empowering and liberating experience which has helped them to feel more confident and comfortable in themselves.
My first session
Initial sessions are free of charge.
During the first session, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the therapy environment (albeit the therapy room itself or online therapy space). We will spend time talking about what you would like to gain from therapy, what you are struggling with and what support will be most helpful for you. I will let you know more about my approach and how I feel I can help you. You will be able to ask any questions you have about therapy and together we can plan how we will work together. Clients can experience a range of feelings prior to starting sessions, whether it is apprehension, intrigue, fear or even excitement, and we will tailor the session to be what you need it to be, so that you feel safe and comfortable getting started.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited