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I work Monday to Thursday between the hours of 10.00 and 20.00. The latest appointment start time is 19.00.
About me and my therapy practice
Having trained as an Integrative Counsellor, I am able to draw on my knowledge and experience of various counselling theories in order to find the most appropriate way of working with you. Having had first hand experience of being the client in a counselling relationship, I am only too aware of how daunting it can feel when looking for the right person to accompany you on your journey. My aim is to try to see and experience the world as it is for you, providing a safe and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore your reasons for coming to counselling. I am able to offer both short and long term work depending on what it is that you brings you to counselling.
I believe that you, the client, are the expert in your own world and that you are capable of discovering, processing and healing yourself in order to find a happier, healthier way of being. However, sometimes we can become stuck in life (for a variety of reasons), and it is at this time that it is important to reach out and find the support we need to address this. As your counsellor, I would hope to be this support for you.
I work on a 1-1 basis with a range of clients both in private practice and for the charities MIND and Place2Be. Each session is 50 minutes and can be either face to face, or telephone/video counselling. Prior to our first session, I would suggest a brief phone conversation, whereby you can tell me a bit about what brings you to counselling, and together we can decide whether I am the right person to support you. Initially I would look to arrange 6 sessions(although this is not a definite) together, at which point we will assess our work together.
I am able to offer a variety of counselling practices starting from a Person-Centred/Humanistic approach, and drawing on my knowledge and experience of using Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Solution-focused and CBT theories.
I work in both both short term, solution-focused counselling and also offer longer term/open ended work. I have a specialist interest in attachment theory; how our childhood relationships, particularly those with our parents, impact the way we develop, and inform so much of our thinking and patterns of behaviour.
I very much look forward to receiving your call, and we can take things from there.
My first session
Our first session will be 50 minutes, and will include a small amount of form filling(this is kept to a minimum). I will then tell you a little bit about the way I work, allowing time for you to ask any questions. By this stage, I hope that you will be feeling more relaxed, and comfortable to start talking about your reasons for coming to counselling at this time.
I firmly believe that the key to success in counselling lies in the rapport between Counsellor and Client. My hope is that we will be able to establish a strong, trusting relationship in which we can work together. If at any time we feel that I am not the right person to support you on your journey, it is important that this is raised, and I will help you to move on.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, 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
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotion focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited