- Phone number
- 07555 136499
- Flexible hours available
I usually offer weekday sessions on Monday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoon, and Friday. I don’t work during the weekend. Please get in touch to discuss appointment availability.
About me and my therapy practice
I provide walk & talk/outdoor and online therapy. I'm a therapist and an ordinary human being. I have flaws and make mistakes. I offer a calm, friendly, and confidential space where I am with you to listen without judgement, with an acceptance of you 'just as you are'.
I have over 45 years life experience; encountering struggles, emotionally painful times, and many challenges. I also know that therapy can help, because it helped me.
Whatever is going on for you right now, you don't have to manage on your own. It can be especially hard to ask for help, and I always hold that in mind when someone reaches out to me to ask about therapy sessions. I’m mindful of how anxiety inducing it can be to meet with someone new, especially a therapist!
I believe that our relationship is central to the process of counselling and I'm aware that it takes time to develop trust. There aren't any rules about what you choose to share with me, they are your sessions! We work at your pace so that you can feel comfortable with what you choose to talk or not talk about.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. This just means that I can tailor my approach in a way that respects your uniqueness and acknowledges that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Using different elements of different counselling approaches, we can work together to explore whatever you choose to talk about.
You can find out more about me and details about how we might work together on my website - click the link above (www.justasyouare.org.uk).
You are welcome to contact me by email, text message, or telephone call - please do leave me a message and I'll call you back as soon as I'm able to.
How counselling can help you
You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or feeling sad. You might choose counselling due to a bereavement, or experiencing other loss. Sometimes people come to counselling to explore their identity - “who am I?” or they might want to talk about relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, or feelings of overwhelm or ‘stuckness.’ There might just be a part of you that has a sense of not feeling OK - we can make space to hear more from that part too.
My approach is built on compassion and care. I provide a space for you to be heard, a place where healing can begin. As you move through your sessions, you may notice the parts of you that often feel especially anxious or worried begin to slowly and gently relax.
Whether we meet outdoors or online (or a mixture of both), my intention is to walk alongside you as a travel companion whilst you follow your own path through counselling.
How long are our sessions?
We meet weekly for 50-minute sessions, usually on the same day at the same time. I don’t routinely offer fortnightly sessions.
My first session
What to expect in your first session
Your first session will be online, for a duration of 30-40 minutes (£30). Any subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes (£55).
This session is an opportunity for us to meet each other and enables me to hear any of your concerns, hopes or expectations for therapy. This session can sometimes help us get a feel for what it might be like for us to work together - part of this might mean that you have some questions for me.
At the end of your first session, you may decide to book for a further session or sessions. You might choose not to have any further sessions with me. Whatever you decide is OK.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions