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For most of the week I work as a person-centred counsellor for the NHS in a GP Practice in York, providing free-at-source care for people who want to speak with a counsellor.
I work with private clients from my home in Knaresborough on Fridays during the day. I don’t offer sessions during the evenings or at weekends.
About me and my therapy practice
How counselling can help you
Are you struggling to make sense of your life at the moment? Perhaps you aren’t feeling like yourself, or are worrying about something that is making you unhappy or anxious?
I am a humanistic, person-centred counsellor, which means I focus on your needs as an individual, recognising that everybody is unique and special. I believe every human being, with the right desire, has the built-in ability to grow, develop and become a better version of themselves. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and with my help, can discover what you need to do to understand yourself and your feelings. Life can be hard to navigate, but I can walk alongside you to help you find your own way.
All of my sessions have a common theme and purpose; to enable you to share your thoughts, worries and concerns. Together we will explore them to help you begin the journey towards understanding and resolving them. I offer the following ways of counselling:
In-person counselling sessions
These face-to-face sessions take place in a private room in my home in Knaresborough. Sessions are up to 50 mins and will be the same day and time every week. £50 per session.
'Walk and Talk' counselling sessions
Walk and talk face-to-face sessions take place in various locations around Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. We can select a route and location that suits you while maintaining your privacy. Sessions are up to 50 minutes and will be the same day and time every week, weather permitting. £50 per session.
Online video counselling sessions
Sessions take place using Zoom. I will talk with you online from a private room in my home. Sessions are up to 50 minutes and will be the same day and time every week. £50 per session.
Brief counselling sessions
This one-to-one, face-to-face extended single session takes place in a private room in my home, on a ‘Walk and Talk’ basis, or online using Zoom. As a 'one off' session, this will be a more solution-focused, workshopping session than my other multi-session counselling, designed to work as a sounding board for you as you try to resolve a more immediate problem. Sessions are up to 90 minutes. £85 per session.
My first session
You can book straight in if you are ready to get started with your counselling, or if you prefer, get in touch to arrange a free 20-minute initial chat.
Free initial chats are usually in-person, but can be on the telephone or online via MS Teams. During your free, 20-minute initial chat you will be able to ask questions about how the counselling will work specifically for you, including which of the types of counselling listed above you would prefer, and details such as dates and times for the counselling sessions.
We will have the opportunity to get to know one another a little, and for you to decide if you feel you would like to go ahead and work with me. Once you are happy, we can arrange to start the counselling sessions themselves.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited