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About me and my therapy practice
*Online video (Zoom or Skype) and telephone counselling and psychotherapy. I am a fully qualified and insured professional person-centred counsellor, accredited member of the BACP and also hold a current DBS certificate. I am based in Weymouth, Dorset and provide local, national and international online counselling and specialise in providing affordable person-centred counselling to suit your individual needs.
I work with Kooth a national company providing online digital counselling for adult mental health and wellbeing services, as well as private individuals and couples. I have worked for statutory and non-statutory services and in the NHS within Dorset and Somerset. I previously worked with a charity with adult survivors of child abuse, victim support, drug and alcohol services and health services within higher education.
Therapy can be short term or long term, and is decided by you and usually agreed during our first discussion or session. Fees for counselling are negotiated together; with a view that it should be realistic and affordable for the duration of our work.
I aim to work at the depth and pace you choose. The way I work is particularly suited for individuals who have experienced historical trauma or distressing issues and would like to spend time exploring difficulties and examining the impact on current relationships. Or you may wish to examine and reflect family upbringing and impact on current quality of life. Or you may wish to examine ongoing work related issues or perhaps feel stuck and wish to examine options or share spiritual concepts and experiences.
I am also open to work with a variety of issues you want to bring to the sessions and support individuals from all walks of life regardless of; age, race, gender, sexuality, or sexual preferences, disability or ability, class or medical status. I am also able to use British Sign Language (BSL).
My first session
The first introductory appointment is offered at a discounted price £40 (for individuals) £50 (for couples) for a 90 minute session, to give you the opportunity to meet with me, discuss your needs, find out how I work and ask any questions you may have.
Ongoing sessions are 60 minutes and fees are discussed as part of your initial appointment including concessions and we will look at the potential length of the work and your circumstances. I also offer a discounted rate for students as well.
During the first session I offer an optional free assessment which looks deeper into your current situation and background and can help identify issues and ongoing work together. (I allow up to an hour and half to give time for the initial assessment and exploration of initial issues).
At the end of the first introductory session we will discuss how you found the session and how you would like to go forward.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited
British Sign Language