- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I am an Accredited Counsellor trained from a Diploma in Counselling to an MSc in Psychology.
I currently work with people online/telephone and outdoors. I use a secure online video platform for my online work. For my outdoor work we 'walk and talk', or find a bench to sit on. This can be done in a park or rural outdoor setting.
I have worked within the NHS, offering both assessment and evidence-based low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and also delivered group Person Centered therapy for enduring mental health problems for an NHS research study. In my private counselling I also use other modalities including Focusing Oriented Therapy, Solution Focused and Mindfulness. I work closely with my clients to compassionately address issues important to them, such as: identifying worries, understanding emotions, relationships, and problems. In turn, I find that clients are able to better deal with situations.
I have worked with a variety of individuals from various cultures, and religious beliefs. I have helped people to explore their self-worth, security and significance in life. I offer sessions in 3 formats: face to face, through Zoom (an online video platform similar to Skype), and ‘walk & talk’ where counselling is done in the outdoors.
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space for my clients, so that they can feel safe to open up.
My first session
In the first session I give you the opportunity to share your story and tell me why you are looking for counselling. I gain an understanding of what you want to gain from a counselling experience, and what you think might be helpful or unhelpful.
For Outdoor counselling, the first session is done either face to face indoors or online so that we can discuss how outdoor counselling will be conducted, and assess the suitability for outdoor work.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited