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About me and my therapy practice
Whether you are stressed, anxious, angry or depressed, these feelings may be causing you pain having carried them for some time. Your psychological health is important and by visiting my site, you have taken a positive step in focusing on your emotional wellbeing.
After a short telephone consultation, we will have a full assessment which may last longer than the normal 50 minute session. This enables me to take a personal history from you. By the end of the session I will better understand what has brought you to counselling and will sense how best we might work together.
It is equally important that you feel I am going to be the right Counsellor for you, particularly as you are likely to be opening up about your inner most thoughts and feelings. In doing so, you will want to ensure that you are fully supported in a safe environment.
I provide a safe non-judgemental space, encouraging discussion without barriers. It is natural that it will take time to build trust in me before being able to relieve yourself of the emotional burden you have been carrying.
My style of counselling is non-directive although as we focus more deeply in the work there may be times when it is in your interest for me to confront or challenge you. This would only be done with kindness, aiming to support your emotional growth.
I have worked extensively with bereaved clients, traumatised by the loss of a loved one. We work through the stages of their loss before being able to re-enter their lives, albeit a slightly different life to the one they left behind.
Working in a Womens centre enables me to support clients making different life choices, at odd from the the challenging experiences they have tolerated in the past.
I have experienced life changing counselling in the past and would love you to have your own unique experience.
During these difficult times I am offering on-line sessions via Skype, Zoom or telephone if preferred. I can be flexible and offer morning, afternoon or evening sessions.
You may just want to experiment with one session to see whether on-line counselling works for you.
My initial aim is to appreciate what has brought you to counselling and to share how best I can support you. This may be via setting goals, unburdening yourself, perhaps for the first time and allowing you in your own time to feel safe and trust in our working relationship. Whilst I don't offer advice, I will provide the tools so that you can listen to yourself and grow your own self confidence to take your own advice.
My first session
Our initial session will last for one hour, thereafter 50 minutes.
I will share how I work and cover things like confidentiality, payment terms and our mutual commitment to each other in this process
The purpose of this session is for you to make sense of what has brought you to counselling now and for me to know what your expectations are from counselling.
We will explore how your thoughts and feelings are impacting your mind and body and what might be getting in the way of you feeling happy and more positive.
We will feedback to each other 10 minutes before the end of the session whether we feel we can build a therapeutic relationship.
Listen to how you feel about our our working together. It is really important we are open and honest with each other. If you decide I am not the counsellor for you, that is an important decision. It is important to know what you want and dont want from your Counsellor.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited