- Phone number
- 07814 908964
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Aldine and I offer a safe, confidential space where you can feel free to explore and express your thoughts and feelings about the difficulties you are facing. My aim is to understand your experience of these difficulties and support you in deepening your understanding of yourself, helping you identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour, uncovering the reasons behind them and coming to term with difficult experiences, giving you access to a freer and more fulfilling way of life.
While most of the work takes place through talking, when appropriate, I can also offer more creative ways of working (art, play, poetry, music...) as it is sometimes difficult to find words that describe our experiences.
My approach is integrative, this means that I am able to draw from different models in order to adapt to your needs. My core model is a combination of person-centered, Psychodynamic, Existentialism and CBT but is also inspired by aspects of art and play therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Bodypsychotherapy and Jungian ideas.
Disabled access only in Reading location
Practice descriptionMy experience has been with people who suffer from a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues, living with long term illness and/or mental health conditions, general dissatisfaction with life, work and cultural issues, expressing anger, adoption issues, transitioning into retirement, abortion, family conflicts, parenting, divorce, bullying, loneliness, learning difficulties, self-harm, fertility issues…
My first sessionDuring your first session we will discuss what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to get out of it. This first session will also give us both an opportunity to get to know each other more so that we can make sure we feel comfortable working with each other.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited