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About me and my therapy practice
Life can be difficult, whether you find yourself in the depths of despair or something just doesn’t feel right, I believe anyone can benefit from having time and space where you can be listened to with compassion, in confidence and without judgement.
Whether you are considering counselling or have decided you want to try therapy but are now trying to select a therapist, the process can be both empowering and somewhat overwhelming. There are many different therapists, locations, theoretical orientations to choose from and selecting the right one can take a bit of work.
Also all the evidence suggests the therapeutic relationship is central to the success or otherwise of therapy and so the dangers of picking the wrong one can be for many an expensive, time-consuming and frustrating experience in which the client can often feel they themselves are to blame.
So how to pick the right one ?
You can look through the website or at the therapist’s photograph, but that’s no indicator whether you will be able to work together. Checking out the website, can give you an idea but there are plenty of excellent therapists with awful websites, and vice versa. I have tried to give you a flavour of how I work in my website, but again this can only be a rough guide at best.
The only way to find out is to try it. I offer a free thirty minute session, the primary purpose of that exchange is to give you an idea of how we will work together, how you relate to me, whether you feel it fits. And if you don’t feel we connect or are unsure, try another therapist, and another until you find one that fits.
If you are unable to afford these fees I also run a low-cost counselling service, Connect Counselling. Visit the website www.connectcounselling.info for more information.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with