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About me and my therapy practice
I embrace the ‘person-centred’ approach to Counselling which means that the client directs the process, and the client decides the things we talk about. My role as a counsellor, is to listen, help, encourage and support.
I have experience of working as a Counsellor in a range of settings and environments, including the private, public (NHS) and charity sectors.
I have a particular specialism in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression; believing that all instances of depression (or anxiety) are uniquely different and are experienced by people in many different ways.
I also have a wealth of experience gained in working environments which I use to work with people experiencing ‘difficulties’ in the workplace such as stress, anxiety, harassment, bullying and losing any semblance of a work / life balance.
I am a calm, friendly and approachable individual, who is adept at listening and putting others at ease.
For me counselling is an opportunity for a client to talk, to express their innermost thoughts and feelings; to say things that they may not be able to say in other settings. The counselling environment is a safe and secure place where clients can say precisely what is in their head without the fear of being judged.
I allow my clients to set the agenda, to decide the things we talk about (and the things we don’t). I promise not to ask difficult or awkward questions and I always allow the client to move at their own pace, affording them time to get things into perspective, to come to terms with things slowly that may be overwhelming them and to afford them the time and space to consider the range of options ultimately open to them.
I work in a person-centred manner which means that I value building a positive relationship with clients; working to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. This means that I want you to feel able to talk and express yourself about anything that may be troubling you. We talk about whatever you chose, and you can do so without fear of judgement. This enables you to become more comfortable with things as you discuss your thoughts freely, giving you an opportunity to consider things from different perspectives and over time building your confidence to explore different options and possibilities that are open to you.
By being listened to, in a safe environment where you are free from judgment, I want to empower you to make your own decisions and choices. Remember you are always in control and I will support you in your decision making.
I provide a self-referral service. This means that you can make your own appointment for an initial assessment session. You do not need to be referred by a professional such as your GP. I offer daytime and evening appointments to fit in with your requirements.
Telephone or online appointments via Zoom can be provided for people who prefer not to attend face to face sessions.
My first session
The prospect of undertaking counselling can feel a little unnerving, and can make us uncomfortable, but it really doesn't have to be that way - it really doesn't. I commit to being on yoir side, i commit to working to help and support you, I commit to working with you to create a positive and safe environment where you feel comfortable, safe and secure, and able to express your thoughts and feelings. I promise not to ask difficult or uncomfortable questions; you don't have to discuss anything you'd prefer not to. You control the agenda, and we take things at your pace. You are always in control.
It is worth remembering that for many people, the act of being heard is the best form of counselling. It can feel so empowering to have someone listen to you, to understand and to see things from your perspective.
If you think you could benefit from talking to someone about something that is troubling you, please give me a call on 07368 141720 and we can arrange a free - no obligation 15 minute catch up over the telephone, to explore whether I can genuinely help and assist you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Family therapy, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited