- Phone number
- 07960 692464
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative counsellor and mindfulness-based therapist, trained in a range of therapeutic approaches. I work with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-criticism, loneliness, body image issues, relationship difficulties, life changes, past trauma, self-harm and addiction.
You may feel stuck or overwhelmed, distracted or disconnected, or that you lack purpose or meaning in life. You may not really know what the problem is but feel you could do with some support.
If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. I understand how daunting it can be talking to someone about your feelings. I am here to listen and help you explore the issues you face, help you understand yourself better, see things more clearly and start making the changes you want.
Things don't have to be really bad in order to seek help. Even mild symptoms can seriously impair our enjoyment of life and wellbeing. My aim is to provide a safe, supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings or difficulties without being judged.
I can help you understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you reconnect with your own personal strengths, work out what's important to you, and start making the changes you want to make. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and find ways to manage them so they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.
We can often be quite unkind to ourselves - judging, blaming or criticising ourselves for things that have happened, or for the way we think and feel. I can help you find ways to ease your inner critic, so that you feel better about yourself and your worth as a human being. I can help you challenge self-limiting beliefs and behaviours. I can help you develop courage, resilience and acceptance, and encourage you to support yourself and your difficulties with compassion.
I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor (Level 4 Advanced Diploma), which means I'm trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt. It's a flexible approach that allows me to draw on a range of skills and techniques and adapt them to suit the needs of the individual client.
Mindfulness-based therapy has become increasingly popular as part of an integrative approach to counselling. I'm experienced in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Compassion Focused Therapy.
My aim is to help you understand yourself better, make sense of the difficulties you face, and increase your sense of confidence and wellbeing. I can help you understand your difficult thoughts and feelings, and find a different way of relating to them so that you feel less stuck or overwhelmed by them. We can look at strategies for coping and managing difficult thoughts and feelings, so that you can focus on the things that are important to you. I can help you make the changes you’d like to make, whilst also accepting the things you’re unable to change or control.
My first session
Standard sessions are £50 for one hour.
I offer reduced rates for Under 30s on lower incomes who may find it hard to pay the standard rate. Please just get in touch to ask me about these options.
I offer a free initial chat by phone that lasts up to 30 minutes. It’s an opportunity to help you get a sense of how I work and whether you feel comfortable with me. It’s a chance for you to outline the issues you'd like to work with and I can let you know if I feel able to help you. If you'd like to know more about my practice, book an appointment or arrange to have a chat, please do get in touch.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited