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About me and my therapy practice
Perhaps you're finding things difficult at the moment and wondering if you should talk to someone about it. Perhaps you feel stuck and unable to move forward and don't know why. Maybe you're feeling depressed or anxious with thoughts going round in your head that you're finding it difficult to break free from. Or perhaps you feel overwhelmed by life and unable to cope right now. People come to counselling for many different reasons, and there's nothing too big or too small to address with a counsellor.
I offer a welcoming, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to talk about whatever is on your mind. I see counselling as a space to explore who you are, come to greater acceptance, and identify any changes you want to make to help you live a more authentic life.
In addition to private practice, I work for two charities. I've worked with a diverse range of clients on issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, bereavement, abuse and eating disorders.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, I'm currently only working online. I offer sessions via Zoom, Skype or telephone.
Integrative counselling brings together different elements of counselling theories. It means I can adapt my approach to meet your needs. Key theories include:
- person centred counselling - which helps develop a trusting relationship through empathy, honesty and non-judgemental listening. This creates a space for you to explore who you are and what you really want from life
- psychodynamic counselling - which looks at links between the past and present to discover unhelpful rules and patterns in your life
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - which explores the negative thoughts we have about ourselves and uses practical ways to help change them.
I offer weekly sessions of 50 minutes via Zoom, Skype or telephone. I work on an open-ended basis, meaning sessions can continue for as long as you find them helpful. I have regular reviews so we can discuss how the sessions are going and what you want to get from them.
My first session
Our first session is a chance to get to know each other, so you can decide if you want to proceed with further sessions and I can let you know if I'm the right counsellor for you. I'll ask some general questions about you and what you want to get from counselling.
I charge £25 for an initial session, which lasts 50 minutes.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
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