I work Mondays to Thursdays, first apt 9.30, last apt 5.00. Currently I am seeing clients online only ( my preferred platform is zoom).
About me and my therapy practice
I have been a qualified Humanistic Therapist for over 20 years, and since then I have also qualified as Systemic (family) Practitioner, an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist and as an accredited EMDR practitioner, all of which I integrate into my humanistic practice. Previously I led therapeutic teams for families in the NHS, however I now work in private practice. My main speciality is helping individuals overcome the effects of trauma, both single event, or previous long term enduring trauma. My practice is 9.30- 5.00 (last starting time) on Mondays to Thursdays I am happy to be flexible in terms of appointment frequency, this can be discussed prior to booking an appointment.
I normally work from home, in a dedicated therapy room seeing clients face to face. However during the Covid 19 outbreak, I have changed my practice to video link and my preferred platform is Zoom, however other platforms are possible.
My first session
Potential clients who approach me through the BACP link, will be offered a 15 min telephone or video call in which the fit of the therapy I offer, and the client's needs, can be considered, especially by the client, to decide whether to book a first appointment. Once this is booked I would send a copy of my contract by email, including confidentiality issues, and confirm the method and timing of the appointment.
In the first appointment I would gather relevant past and current information, as well as future hopes, in order the consider the best way forward for the work. We would then discuss the options, with explanations of the different modalities where appropriate, and we would hopefully then agree the contract, and the timescale for reviews. It is unlikely that in this first appointment we would go deeply into the issues that brought the client to therapy, but it helps me to understand the client's situation, and their resources, and helps the client to start the process of getting to know, and hopefully start to trust me, in order for us to build a therapeutic alliance.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work