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- Flexible hours available
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My working hours are:
Mondays - 0900 - 2000
Wednesdays - 0900 - 2000
Thursdays - 0900 - 2000
Saturdays - 0900 - 1200
About me and my therapy practice
Is negative thinking causing you symptoms of anxiety?
Is depression making it harder to motivate yourself?
Is not feeling good enough preventing you from achieving your goals?
In times of emotional challenge we are more likely to engage with unhelpful habits that are not beneficial to our mental health. You may not be aware this is happening and by exploring what is going on for you, we can focus on what lies beneath your feelings of anxiety and/or depression.
When you feel vulnerable, you may unconsciously protect yourself using behaviours like avoidance and isolation which are not helpful to you now. By allowing yourself to be vulnerable, I will show you how to invite compassion and self-care into your life. As you become more mindful of yourself, your world will become easier to navigate.
As humans, we love clarity and certainty, but life can sometimes be chaotic and unpredictable. The challenge is to accept that whilst having a black and white lifestyle sounds ideal, it is often the chaos, complexity and colour that brings the beauty, peace and understanding. It is a challenging process but you don’t have to go at it alone.
The foundation of my practice is built on empathy, trust and authenticity. I always want my clients to have a unique experience, where perhaps for the first time they are heard and understood without judgement. One of the most rewarding parts of my work is when I have a real breakthrough with a client who recognises that negative feelings and behaviours no longer hold a place in their lives. I am deeply committed to enabling people to find their inner voice and go with them on a journey towards a brighter path.
By sharing your story and uncovering repressed emotions, I will help you to explore healthier ways of being. You are unique and there is no 'one size fits all' approach.
My aim is to provide a counselling experience that works for you.
My work focuses mainly on anxiety and depression which can be symptomatic of life changing events such as grief and loss, abuse, relationship issues and many more. These events can manifest in symptoms such as low self-esteem and stress to name a few.
I work with particular models that underpin my practice and support my clients:
A) Person-centred therapy built on empathy and genuineness
B) Psychodynamic theory:
i. Namely Attachment Theory which focuses on the attachment bond between mother and child in formative years. The quality of this relationship sets a template for our emotional wellbeing during adolescence and adulthood.
ii. Transactional Analysis which focuses on our learned behaviour around communication, helping us to understand why we think, act and feel the way we do.
Using these theories, my clients’ journey involves an appreciation as to how we as humans work to understand ourselves, our relationships and our way of being in the world. Each therapeutic relationship is unique and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Please take a look at my website and don't hesitate to get in touch for more information: www.skcounselling.co.uk
My first session
Once you have decided to pursue counselling, you can book a free telephone conversation to ask any questions you may have and I will explain how I work.
The next step is an initial one hour assessment and my aim is to understand what has brought you to counselling and how I can support you.
You can then decide whether my model of working is right for you.
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, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, 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, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited