About me and my therapy practice
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I have been a qualified Humanistic therapist since 1999, and following that 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 and families overcome the effects of trauma, both single event, or previous long term enduring trauma. My practice is 8.30- 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 deticated therapy room seeing face to face clients. 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 clients 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 helps me to understand the client's situation, and their resources, and helps the client to start the process of getting to know me, in order so that we can 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, Time-limited