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- Flexible hours available
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I work afternoons and evenings, Monday to Friday
About me and my therapy practice
Therapy is an investment that brings awareness for positive change. The amount of time and the affordability may be influencing factors on your decision to access counselling. In the initial session we can discuss in more detail which approach might best suit your situation.
This approach involves between six and twelve sessions, meeting weekly. It involves finding an area of focus, such as anger management or a nagging dream. Other interconnected topics may arise and we consider their influence. It may be appropriate at a later stage to have more therapy to fully explore these interconnected topics, but in short term therapy it is often not essential to do so. The best way to think of this work is not the number of sessions but actually the number of weeks because often there will be encouragement to do self-development/self-awareness practices between sessions.
This is a more traditional approach to therapy and is often called open-ended. Sessions are usually weekly but can be fortnightly in certain cases. There is sometimes a main focus but the sessions have a more ebb and flow to topics covered, as influenced by the day. This work is varied and allows time for a deep level of understanding of the many underlying influences gathered through your life that created your patterns of behaviour. We will maintain an open dialogue on how therapy is helping you progress, develop and review if you want to prepare to stop or take a break.
There are many strands of counselling theory. I am trained and work within several of them. This allows you to be the central focus of your therapy: instead of making you fit a theory or approach, we work together to explore your inner world. In turn this brings insight for understanding and resolution.
My clients have described me as relateable, down to earth, inquisitive, compasionate as well as challenging (in therapy, challenge mostly represents stimulus for change and for reflection).
My first session
In the first session, we open with a talk about boundries of information sharing plus a context of what counselling is and isn't. Throughout you will be invited to ask me anything about the process etc.
I will then ask you about yourself such as family, friends, work, relationship status. After getting a sense of those areas of your life, we will start to discuss what brings you to therapy. Towards the end of the session you will be given the option to decide whether to think about booking more sessions or you might decide go ahead and book a regular slot. I am always happy to recommend other therapists if you want to see a few before commiting.
Payment is made at the end of each session. I take payment at this point, rather than at the beginning, because it is a grounding act that helps transition from therapy room to outside world.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited