- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
People come to therapy for many reasons; they may be experiencing distressing emotions, a lack of a fulfillment or meaning, or difficulties within relationships. Whatever brings you here, therapy is a process in which you can take time to sit with and explore these emotions, and work towards change. My role as a therapist is to support you in this process, to reflect back and clarify what you are feeling, and provide prompts and other techniques that aid deeper exploration.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. An integrative approach means that I have studied several models of therapy and seek to put these together in a way that best meets each client’s individual needs. I believe that everyone is different and a range of potential approaches might be helpful as the therapeutic journey unfolds.
Two of my main influences are person-centred counselling – I value the gentle, accepting nature of this approach and its emphasis on the curative power of listening and being heard – and therapeutic bodywork. We carry a lot of emotion and unresolved feelings in our bodies and working with this actively can be powerfully transformative. I also have a long-term interest in mindfulness and meditation; I have benefitted from an active meditation practice for over 20 years.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a teacher with young adults for many years. In that role, I saw that the most valuable learning happens when pupils feel heard and valued. I now bring that non-judgmental attention to my therapeutic work.
I see clients on a weekly basis for sessions of 50 minutes in person or via Zoom.
If you think you might like to work with me, please contact me by phone on 07525 621468 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange for a free initial consultation.
My first session
After an initial free assessment (to be carried out via phone), we will contract for a regular day and time. I would suggest an initial period of 4 weeks to see if we feel like a good fit and then recontracting for 4-6 week periods thereafter.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited