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- Flexible hours available
I currently have availability for new clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm.
About me and my therapy practice
If you are struggling with issues impacting your mental health, then I am here to offer my help.
I provide a safe, comfortable space in which you can explore concerns including:
Anxiety, Depression / low mood, Relationship / marriage concerns or breakdown, Low self esteem / low confidence, Loss / grief or bereavement, Negative or limiting beliefs / intrusive thoughts, Anger, Bullying or abuse, Obsessive compulsive behaviour(s) (OCD), Difficulties arising from work or study, Trauma, past or present, Family issues, to list just a few...
I work with both individual clients for one-to-one sessions and with couples seeking to explore and rebuild relationships that may be broken. During my time as a counsellor I have gained extensive experience working with a range of presenting issues and with a diverse mix of clients in terms of social, cultural, and religious backgrounds. I am an integrative counsellor working with multiple modalities including Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focussed Therapy.
I strongly believe private counselling should be as affordable as possible, so seek to offer rates that reflect that belief and enable as many people as possible to access help and support at the time of need.
Any new enquiry can expect a response from me within 24 hours.
I firstly offer all prospective clients a free, no obligation assessment call to ensure you have ample opportunity to ask questions about counselling, questions about me and my practice, and ensure that you feel you feel comfortable book your first session with me.
Should you take the next step and work with me, you are provided with the time, space, and support needed to explore and process your concerns safely. The hope is that through counselling, you can experience a desired change and improvement in your life and your mental wellbeing. Counselling can help you overcome issues in the here and now whilst also equipping you with tools and strategies to better manage in the future.
I do not prescribe a specific approach or number of sessions from the outset as every client is unique, and whilst we may come to utilise one therapeutic approach over another during your sessions, that will always be based on your specific journey and presenting needs. It will also be based on how you wish to engage with therapy and the type of changes you are seeking to make or issues you are seeking to address. For some, simply having time and space to talk things through is sufficient. For others, more active and directive therapy may be needed involving the formation of strategies to enable and maintain change. Ultimately, we will work collaboratively to find a way of working together that suits you best, with the goal of you reaching an outcome you desire.
During your counselling journey you will never be met with judgement, only my respect, positive regard, and empathy.
I am based in Wordsley, Stourbridge, and am conveniently located for clients from Stourbridge, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, and associated surrounding areas.
My first session
The first counselling session can seem daunting to many people, and when I myself attended counselling for the first time, I certainly felt that.
During the first session I will firstly walk you through my client contract, which gives you complete clarity as to what to expect from our sessions and how aspects such as confidentiality and safefuarding are treated. It also provides you with a further chance to ask me any questions you may have. Once we have completed this and you are happy to move on, the first session is your chance to start wherever you would like to in terms of exploring what has brought you to counselling.
It is imortant that you understand there is no expectation from me as a counsellor on any client during the first session, and there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to do therapy. I hope to create a relaxed and supportive environment in which you feel free to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with during our first session, without any sense of pressure.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work