- Flexible hours available
I currently have a short wait for appointments on Mondays. Other days are currently fully booked, but please enquire as I may be able to move things around for you..
About me and my therapy practice
I am a person-centered, integrative counsellor. This means that I am trained and experienced in several therapeutic techniques, allowing me to use elements of different approaches according to the needs, aims and circumstances of my clients. The approaches that I use include psychodynamic practise, humanistic, CBT methodology, systemic theory and creative therapy.
As a person centered therapist I will be aiming to work with you in partnership, focusing on your priorities and always thinking about how I can be most helpful for you, immediately and in the longer term.
Sessions will ordinarily take place in rented therapy rooms in Central St Albans. At the moment I am offering telephone and walk and talk sessions in order to make therapy as accessible as possible whilst keeping us safe.
My first session
In our first session I will ask you to explain as best you can what has led you to seek counselling at this time. For some people, this is a complex story and the exploration of it is an important part of the therapeutic process. I will ask you questions to better understand your needs, aims and circumstances.
Once I understand a bit more, we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve from therapy, your priorities or the issues that you would like to tackle. If you decide that you would like to go ahead with a course of counselling with me, we will agree together a therapeutic plan, deciding what to focus on and how.
By the end of the first session, I will also make sure we have had time to discuss the counselling relationship, confidentiality, payment and answer any questions that you might have. It is important that you have enough information to make an informed decision about your counselling. You can ask as many questions as you need to feel confident in the approach we take.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Identity issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited