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About me and my therapy practice
There are times when we can experience anxiety, depression or stress. We feel sad, angry or have relationship difficulties. We can feel alone, even when we are with others, we can find ourselves trapped and scared, unable to move forward and we can feel angry, sometimes out of control. It can feel as if our emotions and thoughts are all jumbled up into a ball and that it is impossible to know where one starts and another finishes.
We don't always want to share how we feel with our loved ones, feeling that they will judge us, they will dislike us, they will tell others or, maybe they will reject us.
Does any of this sound familiar? Counselling can help to improve your self-esteem and your self-confidence. You are in charge of your own future and your choices. I can provide you with a safe space where we can start to untangle that ball of emotions and thoughts and things will become clearer.
I am naturally empathetic, warm and genuine. Our relationship will be built on trust where we can explore what is going on for you, there will be no judgement and no telling you what to do, you are your own expert in you. It is my role to empower you to trust and believe in yourself.
Since 2019 I have been a volunteer counsellor for a local mental health charity. Mental health support is something I feel very passionate about and being able to talk to a counsellor can help.
My counselling approach is based upon integrative counselling and is primarily non-directive, based upon the person centred approach. I believe counselling enables you to reflect upon yourself and your difficulties. I can offer you a safe environment where you can choose which issue you wish to work on and to take the lead in exploring what it is that troubles you. It is my role to empower you to trust and believe in yourself.
I offer online and face to face sessions
My first session
I offer all new clients a 30 minute initial session, free of charge .
This enables you to:
- meet and become familiar with me and experience what it feels like to talk with me, to find out if you are comfortable doing so
- to discuss your support needs and how I might meet them
You are then able to make an informed decision as to whether working together is right for you. If you feel you would like to proceed from there , we will would engage in sessions held at the same time each week
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Loss, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited