- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
First of all, I believe therapy is useful for anyone. What is commonly labelled as “mental health”, I would call “quality of life” - something we all struggle to manage.
I am nearing completion of an MA in Existential therapy at Professor Emmy Van Deurzen's New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling with my dissertation being into the experience of adopting parents. In my 450 hours of placement experience I spent the majority of time in the NHS - roughly half in primary (short term), and in secondary (long term) services. I am also trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) - one of the NICE recommended trauma therapies.
In therapy itself, we require a workable relationship so the first task is to establish whether you are happy working with me and we both feel that you will benefit from it. In particular I want the therapy to be your space - if something doesn’t feel right please bring it up!
I would like at the beginning of our sessions to know what has brought you to seek therapy now, and what it is that you think you are looking for.
Therapy ultimately is as individual as we are as people. As a very rough example for what I would expect to touch upon in our sessions:
how you establish and maintain relationships;
exploring issues with living and how you cope with them;
identifying and exploring particularly problematic phenomena;
engaging more deeply with life.
I have experience and feel comfortable working with neurodiversity, psychosis, issues related to interpersonal trauma, and other aspects of life that feel undesirable or you feel are responded to negatively. I am however opposed to any form of conversion therapy.
I do not charge for an email exchange and/or video or phone discussion to determine if you want to work with me.
Each session is 50 minutes, and can be arranged weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and can be reviewed any time.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Narrative therapy, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Email therapy, Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited