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About me and my therapy practice
Living with anxiety is a natural part of being alive. It is how we respond to anxiety, distress, and emotional difficulty that matters. The approach I work with acknowledges our deep, inherent, natural health, and focuses on what gets in the way of that health.
The more we connect to our authentic selves through exploring our inner lives with acceptance and curiosity, the more we are able to work through our emotional difficulties. This brings with it the potential to retrieve what has become lost to us, and notice our new capacity for growth and change.
I am currently offering online (Zoom or WhatsApp) or telephone counselling.
I also plan to be seeing clients face-to-face from September 1st, in Castle Court: week day evenings, Tuesday afternoons, and Friday mornings. It is cleaned twice daily, with spotless facilities, and all surfaces of the room, including chairs, will be cleaned between each client; with a space of half an hour between each client work.
We usually come to therapy because we may be locked in to ways of being in the world which are not giving us what we need, or involve denying some important part of ourselves. The therapeutic goal is to facilitate awareness of how we create and hold on to these patterns so that a sense of new possibilities begins to emerge – to loosen the hold of the reactive mind and move towards greater creativity.
I work compassionately, with non-judgement and empathy at the heart of the work, with the deepest respect for the client's sensitivity and deeply personal material. I abide by both the BACP and UKCP code of ethics, which includes client confidentiality.
The therapeutic relationship can offer you a space to be seen and met at depth, where the therapist can mirror and respond to your inner thoughts and feelings, at a meeting point between what is both conscious and unconscious.
My first session
This is a counselling or psychotherapy session for you to see what working with me would be like for you, and also for you to see what working with a counselling online is like for you. I would recommend giving Zoom a go first, as I feel the visual element can be really helpful for therapeutic benefit. Of course, if you prefer audio only, that's fine - it's your call.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited