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About me and my therapy practice
July 2020 - Please note that at present I have limited daytime availability for new clients.
Whether you are a young person or an adult, looking for a counsellor can be a daunting process....
You may be here because you have hit a crisis point or you might have been trying to cope alone for some time with problems, such as stress, relationship breakdown, abuse (emotional/physical/sexual), depression or anxiety. Whatever the reason, counselling can provide you with a confidential and supportive professional relationship from which you can make sense of what's going on and move forward.
Having awareness of how difficulties and sticking points develop and repeat provides you with the option to make more considered and informed choices. As an outcome you can learn to recognise when your basic needs are compromised, you can explore healthy expression, gain control and also find the courage to make change if that is the best course of action.
Whether you want to look at a specific recurring problem or have a more general sense of dissatisfaction, taking the time to think about yourself and develop is a rewarding experience
I am an experienced, fully insured and privately practising registered member of the BACP. I offer counselling in Horsham from my private practice which is a short distance from the town centre and linked by rail to Crawley, Redhill, Croydon, London Bridge, Billingshurst, Arundel and Bognor Regis.
Practice descriptionMy approach to counselling is integrative which means that it is drawn from a broad range of theories and approaches to help understand and respond to your individual needs, it is an adaptable model because I believe that there can be no 'one size fits all'. I have extensively studied and made use of person centred, psychodynamic, existential and attachment theories so that how we work together can be determined by your unique circumstances.
My first session
The first step is for us to meet up, (from 27/7/20) so that you can assess if you think you will be comfortable and feel secure in our working together. The initial meeting is also a chance for us to practically assess your needs and if I don't think I have the relevant skills then I can offer you some guidance on where you might find these.
I will forward you a copy of terms and conditions at confirmation of this appointment.
There is a page entitled ‘frequently asked questions’ on my website which may be useful to read before making contact.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive, Eclectic, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, 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