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About me and my therapy practice
Being an Integrative Counsellor means that I draw from a wide range of counselling knowledge and skills (Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)), because I feel that this enables me to tailor counselling sessions to fully meet the needs of an individual, thereby appreciating that everyone is unique and that what works for one person, might not work for everyone.
It is my hope to offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space, set within my home, to provide a place where you feel comfortable and secure enough to share your issues and concerns in the hope that whatever is troubling you can be made sense of and work towards ways to make your life easier and more fulfilled.
Sessions are very much tailored to your needs and your goals for receiving counselling. You set the pace and the direction and I am merely there to help guide you in the direction you wish to go. I have over 4 years counselling experience where I have worked with a wide range of clients and am able to offer counselling for many issues; please see those listed below.
I realise that counselling is a deeply personal and often scary prospect and that finding the right counsellor is very important to the success of therapy and as such welcome email or phone call enquiries to see if I’m right for you before you attend an appointment. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me and I look forward to hearing from you.
I offer walk and talk therapy as well as telephone counselling.
Each session will last approximately 50 minutes and will usually be weekly, depending on your needs and availability. I will endeavour to find a suitable allocated slot on your desired day and time; however, I am aware that with irregular work patterns and busy lives this may not always be possible. So advance booking is recommended. It is suggested that we initially contract for four or six sessions as this will give us an appropriate amount of time to understand the presenting issues and assess if and how we work together.
My first session
The first session will be different to the rest of therapy as this is an assessment session. I have certain forms that will help us to gain a better understanding of where you are at in your life at the moment and what you wish to achieve through counselling. You are asked to answer questions as honestly as you comfortably can. I will also require information about any medication you are taking and also your GP’s details, and should this change at any time during therapy, you agree to inform me.
This session will help me get a better understanding or your presenting issues and assist me in deciding if I can help you and how. You can use this space to see if you feel comfortable enough with me and my way of working before you make the commitment to begin therapy.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling