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I am currently unable to take on any new clients. If you have seen me previously then please still get in touch.
During the Covid 19 crisis I am seeing clients on-line via secure Zoom video link, Signal phone and Proton email in accordance with BACP best practice. I have undergone training to support this transition.
About me and my therapy practice
I offer one to one therapy sessions out of professional offices in the East Midlands where you can safely explore your inner thoughts, feelings and experiences with a highly empathic counsellor.
There are many reasons for seeking out counselling or support with your mental health. Maybe you have experienced a life changing event or are processing the loss of someone or something very important to you. It could be that you want to work with an experience from your past or anticipate a change coming in your future that you wish to be fully prepared for.
Sometimes people need support for something less tangible, possibly a sense that something isn't quite right with the way they are experiencing life, maybe struggling with low mood or anxiety, maybe struggling with difficult decisions or the way that the relationships around them don't seem to quite make sense.
I am an Integrative Counsellor which means that I work with a broad set of tools and techniques that I brings to my work rather than following one theoretical standpoint. I am trained to a MSc level in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a background as a physiotherapist and in human science, so am committed to working with theories and tools that have a strong evidence base.
These include: Person Centred Theory; Attachment Theory; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Compassionate Focussed Therapy (Advanced Training with Paul Gilbert); Body Psychotherapy for Trauma (Full Year Training with Babette Rothschild)
I usually see clients face to face out of a professional office on Great Central Road in Loughborough.
During the Coronavirus outbreak I am seeing clients via Video Call on Zoom; Telephone call on Signal and Email via Proton Mail.
These are all recommended platforms for the most secure confidential counselling outside of the counselling room.
It may not be the way that had wanted to go through the counselling process, but there is a strong evidence base for the efficacy of on-line counselling.
My first session
The first session is about us starting to build the relationship on which our work will be based.
I will want to understand how you are hoping that life will be better from coming to see me and will set goals with you accordingly. We will agree to work together either in an open ended or a shorter, fixed term way. We will make a contract together on how we work.
I will explain to you how the process works, some of the theoretical standpoints I might use and help to answer any questions that you might have.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited