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- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am an accredited therapist with 25 years experience of working with people with a range of issues. I offer short and longer term help with anxiety, depression, bereavement and trauma. My aim is to offer a supportive, safe and empathic relationship in which you can address emotional wounding and pain and move towards living in a more satisfying, embodied and meaningful way in the present. My approach is founded in emotion focused and humanistic, person centred therapy. Additionally I have trained in poetry therapy and use expressive and reflective writing to support clients where appropriate. See my website for further information
I have a face to face practice based in Marsden West Yorkshire in a small therapy centre. However I am currently offering online therapy sessions only due to COVID restrictions. I also offer some outdoor sessions and have had training in outdoor work. Please see my website for more information. I see clients for an initial one hour consultation before agreeing to work together. The session is paid for if we agree a contract to continue and this includes an agreement about number of sessions and regular reviews of our work together. I aim to work in a collaborative and relational way with you as our relationship is key to the success of our work together.
My first session
This session includes an informal assessment of your therapeutic issues and needs using an Emotion Focused Therapy approach. This includes an exploration of what has brought you to therapy at his point in your life journey and story. I take account of your past developmental experiences, including any traumatic incidents and we also explore your emotional awareness and experience in the present. This leads to an agreed focus on which facilitative change processes in therapy, for example, working with unfinished business or internal conflicts, will be most helpful for you and your healing and wellbeing.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work