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My normal availability is 12:00am (GMT) TO 19:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I may be able to offer some flexibility on this if it does not meet with your needs. Please contact me via email or phone to discuss.
About me and my therapy practice
My training is in person-centred and experiential psychotherapy and counselling. In addition to this, I have 28 years experience as a Registered Mental Nurse, working primarily (but not exclusively) with people who have substance use problems.
I completed an MSc in Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy in September 2017 and have worked in an NHS staff support service as a counsellor since then, alongside my private practice.
My approach is based on offering a compassionate, non judgmental approach within a safe environment in the hope that this will allow clarity, reinforce current coping mechanisms and foster future growth. This attitude acknowledges that each person is unique, and aims to enhance their sense of autonomy and agency.
Until March 2020, my practice was exclusively via face-to-face work. Because of the public health concerns surrounding Coronavirus and the consequent restrictions on social contact, my practice is now through either the various online platforms such as Zoom or the phone. While this falls short of the ideal way of working, and presents challenges for all of us, it's also the best we can offer in the current conditions.
I'm happy to discuss your specific requirements and needs around this.
My first session
I offer a free initial consultation by phone or Zoom to clarify whether or not we can work together. I find this useful for both of us in terms of clarifying your needs, and helping you decide whether or not our counselling relationship could meet them. Following this first meeting, most people like to go away and reflect on our discussion.
I am happy to answer further questions by email if they arise after this contact.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling