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10am-6:30pm Monday to Friday
About me and my therapy practice
The decision to begin counselling can be a difficult one. For some of you, searching this website may be a big step and for others you may have had counselling previously and know the importance of finding the right counsellor. I am here to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
From my own personal experience of counselling, I understand how valuable counselling/psychotherapy can be. If you are looking for friendly professional support to help you through difficult times, I am here to help. I offer counselling from my practice in Hockley, Essex.
I can help you with depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness, relationship issues, self-esteem, loss, infertility, anger, OCD, phobias, bereavement amongst others. It may be that you're not really sure what the problem is, but you know that you are not feeling fulfilled.
Many people find talking to someone that is disconnected from other parts of their life useful, as we talk about things with a different perspective and gain insights that we would not otherwise have gained from taking to a friend. I am an integratively trained therapist, which means that I select the most useful parts of a range of approaches that best suit your needs. Counselling can provide you with a safe, confidential space to explore your issues to provide insight, support and change.
I would like to acknowledge the situation that we are currently in, with life for many of us drastically changed due to the coronavirus. You may be feeling a range of emotions at the moment- isolated, scared, lonely, restricted, frustrated, fascinated, anxious, relieved, stressed, loss and sadness. Life may have changed very suddenly for you and you may be struggling to cope with the changes. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to have a confidential, warm, non-judgmental space to talk through these difficulties and help to guide you through how best to navigate these unprecedented times. I am currently offering support through video or phone call at this time.
My first session
The first session for all clients is an assessment session. In this session we would explore in detail what brings you to therapy, what you would like to gain from therapy and how we might work together. I gather detailed background information and tell you more about me and how I work. The session is also a good opportunity to see if you feel comfortable talking to me, which is of course so important.
The session is 1 hour long and £55. All further session are 50 minutes and £50.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Cognitive, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, 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