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Not at weekends, but available most week days
About me and my therapy practice
When people are in trouble I aim to provide a safe and understanding relationship in which they can explore their concerns without feeling judged. Together we then plan a way forward using Counselling or EMDR for the most effective way to achieve the wished-for outcome.
Troubles come in many forms and everyone has an individual response, whatever their background or culture. I find ways to respond to difference with respect and consideration.
I look to match my approach to the client's style and preferred way of working. Sometimes being listened to is what the client needs most and that is always a good place to start. I may help the client find resources within themselves to relieve their distress, relational issuescan be explored and addressed through psycho-education or through attachment repair with EMDR. Traumas can be released and troubling memories neutralised. Anxiety and depression can be uprooted and self esteem increased. I may ask the client to set themselves a challenge or task to practice new behaviour between sessions. Together we can work towards a more rewarding way of living.
In the present situation of Covid 19 I am providing telephone and online therapy with Zoom and people are finding it can work really well.
Sessions are 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Using phone or internet I can work with people from all over the country and abroad. My clients are mainly adult, individuals or couples but I also work with adolecents and occassionally with children.
My strengths are in relationship and trauma work but after working for over 20 years in Primary Care for the NHS, supervising a team and trainees as well as holding a caseload, I have aquired wide experience of working with different presentations and problems. I integrate different ways of working but my basic philosphy is optimistic and I believe that people can change and grow and find their way forward given support and encouragment at times of stress and change.
My first session
I usually speak to new clients on phone and we agree the area of work to be addressed. It provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and me with a chance to consider if I think I can help you.
The first session is an opportunity to identify what has brought you to the point of requesting help, for us to get a sense of one another and to begin to establisha sense of safety in which you can explore difficult issues.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling