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I offer sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, including evenings.
About me and my therapy practice
I am dedicated to compassionately and non judgementally helping clients process past and current events.
I work with a wide range of issues, such as:
Anxiety, depression and low mood
Childhood and more recent trauma
Loss and bereavement
Issues of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal
Relationship, parenting and family issues
Sexuality and gender identity
Low self esteem and self confidence
Making sense of and adapting to change
Work issues, life purpose and direction
Often adults and young people (aged 11+) I work with want to move beyond difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours and counselling offers us the opportunity to work together with effective methods to bring about change.
Alongside my private practice I am a Designated Safeguarding Officer for a local charity, training and supervising their practitioners in providing 1:1 emotional support in schools.
My theoretical perspective is Humanistic, believing that with the right support we have the ability to fulfil our potential: to be open, present, trusting, creative and fulfilled. Being Integrative enables me to draw from a range of approaches to suit your unique needs and preferences. These approaches include Person Centred: to help you reconnect with your inner values and sense of self worth. Gestalt: to increase understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Transactional Analysis: to help promote personal growth and change through the way you relate and communicate with others.
Whilst we will initially look at your current day to day experience we may also explore your past and the ways in which it informs, both helping and hindering, your life today and expectations for the future.
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
Although my approach is predominantly 'talking therapy', creative approaches can also be helpful, such as: sand tray, art work, visualisation, body awareness and breath-work. These may include coping techniques/skills for use outside of sessions. Where I think a creative approach might be helpful it will be offered as an invitation. Our work together will be a collaborative process, keeping your preferences very much in mind throughout.
I offer long, open ended and short-term counselling. Sessions are weekly.
My first session
Extensive research has shown that, regardless of approach, it is human connection and acceptance that makes therapy productive, so our relationship will be key to you feeling safe in sharing your experience. It is for this reason that I recommend an initial 30 minute meeting, offered free of charge. This time together will help you decide if I am the right therapist for you, whilst I ensure that I have appropriate training and competence to support you.
I offer in person, online (via Zoom) and telephone sessions. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to arrange an initial meeting via one of these methods.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy