- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am currently providing therapy both online and telephone during the COVID19 restrictions.
My aim as your counsellor is to facilitate the development of a therapeutic relationship that provides the opportunity for a growth process, inherent in you, to become actualised. As a person-centred counsellor, my approach to therapy is based on the understanding that each person is motivated towards constructive development but that life and our social circumstances often prevent us from reaching our potential, achieving our goals and, as a consequence, we can experience emotional and psychological distress.
The psychological distress that people can experience is unique to each person and my aim as your counsellor is to facilitate and develop a deeper understanding of the nature of your distress, what psychological needs you are striving for and, to support you in reaching and meeting these needs. Commonly, people will refer to labels such as depression, anxiety or use other diagnostic terms to describe forms of distress. These labels are often a useful shorthand for what can be quite complicated and difficult to change psychological and emotional processes. Whether you find using these terms useful or not does not affect the way that I will work in our therapy.
In my work with clients, we develop new ways for you to understand yourself, to become clearer about your feelings, learn in more depth how and what needs to change for you to experience a more satisfying life.
I hold the view that each person, whether young or old, has vast potential and resources for change and that there is little by way of a problem in life that cannot to some degree be improved. This is a view of human nature that is positive, constructive and hopeful.
I work with adults of all ages, children and young people. Previously, I have worked as a counsellor in a school setting and youth services. I have significant experience of working in a domestic abuse service. This includes working with children and families who have experienced domestic abuse who are or have been in high risk situations. My work has involved supporting people through the trauma of domestic abuse related issues.
I offer a reduced fee of £25 for our initial 50-minutes meeting. During this meeting we will consider our work together and if we agree that we would like to begin therapy each subsequent session will be £40 per 50-minutes session. We will always aim where possible to meet at the same time on the same day of each week.
My practice hours are flexible during the week.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, 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