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- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I have been working in the counselling field since 1999 following completion of a diploma in counselling. following this I specialized in group work facilitation after gaining an additional qualification in this area and concentrated mainly on this and facilitating therapeutic and psycho-educational groups. This included a men’s group which I ran for over five years. More recently I have been offering combined therapy in the field of addiction with group and individual sessions. In 2017 I gained BACP accreditation and have since started in private practice.
I work on the basis of assisting those in need of psychological support and assistance and in addressing a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety. My approach is client led and relational in nature. With willingness and the ability to engage in discussion counselling promotes personal restoration, growth and development. I am happy to work over a brief term period as well as offering longer term work and constantly review client progress on a regular basis. I believe that therapy develops in a way that supports and challenges individuals and meets them at the level of their needs and ability.
At the initial session I invite clients discuss their presenting issues and agree a range of topics with regards their physical, mental and social health and well-being. Following this assessment a therapy schedule can be then be agreed and the work commence. Any questions or difficulties that arise at any stage of the therapy are reviewed and amendments made to the work where needed.
My aim is to hold a therapeutic space for you to explore the issues that have brought you to counselling. Sessions are devoted to spending time in thinking about what faces you and how you would like to change the way you interact with the circumstances of your life and others in it including family, friends and your community.
Counselling is about realising what it is that you already know and developing a better sense of self and who you are. I believe that it is fundamental to us all to be true to ourselves but first we have to work out what that means for us.
Counselling offers an opportunity to establish the way in which you would ideally like to experience your life and how to achieve that in the future. Additionally it offers a space to deal with the difficulties you may well have experienced in the past and clear the ground for enjoying a more rewarding and fulfilling life in the future.
My first session
During the first session I endeavour to establish a good rapport and begin learning more about you and your experience. It is an opportunity to discuss the difficulties that have brought you into counselling and start to think about how to resolve these issues.
Once a thorough assessment has been carried out a therapeutic plan can start to develop whether that be a brief term contract or more longer term work.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Adlerian, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, 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