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About me and my therapy practice
It isn’t always easy to talk about things that might be troubling you and sometimes it helps to talk to someone outside of your friendship and family circle where you can talk in an understanding and accepting space about things, at the pace and depth you want to. I am a warm and friendly person centred therapist, offering a safe space for you to talk in confidence about difficult issues that you feel are preventing you from living the life you want to lead.
I have worked in mental health and social care in a range of different settings and roles for 25 years and throughout this career one of my firm, consistent beliefs is that people are their own best experts. By providing the right empathic and non judgemental therapeutic environment, people can start to move forwards in the way and at the pace they would like, recognising and building on their own innate strengths. As a therapist I can provide that environment and support your growth.
I work with clients (both on an individual basis or as couples counselling) with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem and have a particular interest in supporting people with bereavement and loss, recognising, from both my therapeutic work with clients and my own personal experience, the continuing bond we have with people after they have died and how important it is to create the space to talk about them. Loss isn’t just about bereavement, it underpins most difficult issues people are experiencing whether it is loss of work, health, identity, relationship or key life transition points. For me loss isn’t necessarily about ‘recovery’ it is about adaptation and managing change and I can support you to make the adaptations you need to.
Practice descriptionMy private practice is based in my garden therapy room in Chorlton, Manchester. Sessions are 50 minutes long. I usually meet on a weekly basis with clients at an agreed regular time, although this can be flexible depending on your circumstances.
My first session
Having a good and trusting connection with your therapist is the most important factor in building an effective therapeutic relationship. Consequently, I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation so you can see if you think we would be a good fit and that you feel comfortable and confident in working with me.
In this session we can discuss why you are seeking therapy and what you would like to get from it. I can tell you a bit more about my approach and what I can offer and we can explore together whether the way I work is likely to be helpful for you
There is absolutely no obligation, it is so important you find someone that is right for you and will help you to move forward in the way you want, and if you don’t feel that person is me, that is absolutely fine.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited