- Phone number
- 07976 209786
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practiceI have worked as a Counsellor since 1995 in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. I am currently offering sessions on line via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp.
I aim to establish a good, collaborative, working relationship with you by helping you to explore what has brought you to counselling and how your earlier life experiences and relationships may have affected you in the present. We can work together on what you would like to achieve for your future through counselling.
I specialise in helping people cope with bereavement and trauma and health conditions such as cancer and am trained in EMDR therapy.
I work Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I am a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I don't follow solely one school of counselling but am informed by a range of theories including Person-Centred, Attachment Based Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in my work. I adapt the way I work and the techniques I use to each client’s individual needs.
I have also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy with EMDR Works and am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
My first session
The first 'assessment' appointment is a chance for us to meet and discuss the issues that you want to bring and what you would like to get out of coming for counselling. I will want to get an outline of your background and history and your current situation and symptoms.
I may spend some time working with you to create some resources for you before we begin working on your concerns. I will listen and ask some questions to help you talk, I don't just sit in silence.
It is important for us to both feel comfortable working together.
If we decide to go ahead with further appointments, we would agree a time to meet, usually weekly.
There is no obligation to continue. Sometimes a person may decide that counselling is not for them or it may be more appropriate for you to contact another organisation or counsellor.
Some people find it helpful to have an initial appointment with more than one counsellor and then make a decision as to who they feel most comfortable with.
During COVID-19 lockdown I am operating online sessions via Zoom or Whatsapp or Skype. It might feel scary or uncertain to have some sessions online but they can be as effective as meeting face to face,
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work