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AvailabilityI always try to arrange a counselling session time to suit my client/s and I can be flexible for individuals who work shifts. During the pandemic I am working with clients on the phone, via Zoom or Walking Therapy. I am normally available on my mobile weekdays between 9am and 9pm. If I am unavailable I will respond to a voice message or text as soon as possible. I would prefer not to receive calls at the weekend but if the situation is urgent please text me and we can arrange a time to speak.
About me and my therapy practiceI qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 1991 and since then I have worked in a variety of settings. These include voluntary counselling working with individuals experiencing a variety of challenging issues, GP surgery clients, employee assistance programmes. In my private practice I work with both individuals and couples. The main part of the counselling work is talking but using creative materials can be very valuable and this can be included when working face to face. During the pandemic I can also suggest creative exercises that can be used at home. I offer Walking Therapy which enables individuals to benefit from socially distanced counselling in a therapeutic outdoor environment.
In my practice I believe that every individual is valuable and unique. I value that uniqueness and individuality and offer a relationship of equals that respects you as my client and offers a space for you to be yourself and to explore what is troubling you in your own way and in your own time. I work in a Person-Centred way and offer empathy and unconditional positive regard and I endeavour to be real, honest and genuine in the counselling relationship. My commitment is to be alongside you and for us to work together for as long as you need the space. I have seen clients for as little as six weeks and for as long as 6 years and I believe that both short term and long term work is beneficial for individuals and couples depending on their needs. Occasionally just one counselling session can be enough, allowing an opportunity for exploration and resolution of a current issue.
My first sessionIn the first session I will go through all the practical details including confidentiality and its limitations. We will complete any necessary paperwork and if working remotely this can be done via e-mail. We can explore together what you are looking for and what I can offer. It is important to me that you get the opportunity to ask questions and to find out more about the counselling process. Once we have dealt with the practicalities we can begin to talk and you can share with me in your own way what has brought you to counselling. We will go at your pace and you can gradually share what you have been experiencing. You will probably find that there are some experiences that you want to talk about straight away and that there are other experiences that you are not yet ready to talk about. I will be alongside you to hear you and to support you, how you use the time is up to you. I offer 60 minute sessions and we will save a few minutes at the end to confirm the date of your next counselling session and to arrange your payment method.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited