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About me and my therapy practiceAt times we can all experience anxiety, stress, depression, feeling sad, angry or have family or relationship issues which make us feel alone and scared. Sometimes we can become trapped by this and feel unable to move forward, whatever age we are! If this is you, you are not alone. The most up to date statistics tell us that one in four people will experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives.
I can offer you a safe, calm environment for one to one counselling for yourself or your child. A friendly place where we can talk and get to know each other. We will seek to understand the problem you are facing whether this is caused by current issues or events from your past and make a clear plan of how we can work together. We will find new ways and skills to deal with your feelings for example breathing exercises and relaxation technique can be really effective in managing anxiety. We will identify your strengths and empower you to move forward and alleviate any distress.
For some people this can take a few sessions, for others it takes longer. I can accommodate whatever you need.
I am a fully qualified counsellor, I adhere to the BACP code of ethics. My approach as a therapist is flexible depending on what you would like from therapy. I normally work in an integrative way which means that I incorporate different models of therapy, depending on who I am working with and what they are looking for. I am experienced in Solution focused therapy, Person centred therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy. With young people and their parents I find Emotion Coaching is very effective.
I am experienced at working with both adults and children.I have specialist experience in working with young people. I have worked as a School Counsellor in a large comprehensive school and have previously worked for PCAMHS (Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) I have supported young people with low self esteem or low self confidence, eating disorders, self harm,panic disorders, so I have a depth of experience in supporting young people and families at times of distress
My first session
I offer all new clients a 30 minute initial session, free of charge . This enables you to
- meet me and become familiar with me
- experience what it feels like to talk with me, to find out if you are comfortable doing so
- to discuss your support needs and how I might meet them
You are then able to make an informed decision as to whether working together is right for you. If you feels you would like to proceed from there , we will would engage in sessions held at the same time each week
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling