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About me and my therapy practiceI work with adults, children, young people and families who want to explore and move beyond difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
My theoretical perspective is Humanistic. Being empathic and non-judgemental is of upmost importance to me in order to help you access and understand your feelings. The goal of most therapy is to restore balance and so in our work together we are likely to explore what's happening inside yourself and in the environment and how the two relate. I may also invite you to look into your past for the light it can shine on how you respond and relate in your day to day life now. Being Integrative gives me the advantage of being able to draw from a range of approaches to suit you and your unique needs and preferences.
The therapeutic process can bring deeply held emotions to the surface, the idea of which may initially be daunting. However, it can also be comforting, enriching, exciting and empowering, where real and lasting change can take place.
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
Alongside my private practice I am a Designated Safeguarding Officer for the charity Time 4 Children (reg.1111837).
My first session
In our initial 30 minute consultation, which I offer free of charge, we will discuss your reasons for coming to counselling and how together we might fulfil any expectations or desired outcome you might have. This time together will help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. It is human connection and acceptance that makes therapy productive so our relationship will be key to you feeling safe in exploring your feelings and experiences.
In further sessions, as we work towards a greater understanding of what is going on for you, an important part of the healing process will be in recognising and validating your feelings. Although my approach is predominantly 'talking therapy' some clients find creative approaches helpful, such as sand tray, art work, visualisation, body awareness and breath-work. These may include coping techniques/skills for use outside of sessions. Our work together will be a collaborative process, keeping your goals very much in mind throughout.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, 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, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling