- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative psycho-therapeutic therapist. The base of my practice is person centered in that I believe the client is the best expert of themselves. The onus of what we discuss in each session is on the client who has full autonomy at all times. I work to the core conditions of empathy, congruence and positive regard.
I include transnational analysis (TA) as a method of helping my clients to understand and identify their inner critique and learn how to identify their ego states in order to learn a more effective way to communicate and develop a better relationship with themselves.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to help clients who need to identify, manage and change toxic or unhelpful thinking styles and patterns of irrational thinking.
I include psychodrama with some clients and role play exercises in order to help overcome fears and anxieties which gives clients the chance to experience and practice how to deal with situations that they find overwhelming or that are preventing them living their life how they want to.
It is often helpful or necessary for clients to explore experiences from their childhood in order to understand how they became the person they are, why they think the way they do and hold the belief systems that they have built. Psychoanalysis helps clients to access their unconscious thoughts, feelings, desires and memories.
I work with my clients we develop a therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect and trust. I encourage my clients to have the freedom to tell me exactly how things are for them without any fear of being judged. Its so important clients feel that they are taken seriously and that our working place is safe.
We may sometimes laugh and have fun during sessions too which you may find difficult to believe, humor can be a great help to overcome some very difficult or painful issues.
I am a warm accepting down to earth person, a professional who will not baffle you with therapy jargon or complex terminology.
My aim is to offer you a safe therapeutic environment where we can work together to achieve your goals, dreams and desires.
I am qualified and have experience working with bereavement, depression, anxiety, family origin issues, anger management, emotional sequencing/management, assertiveness training, self worth/self esteem issues, relationship issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) or borderline personality disorder (BPD).
My first session
On my first session with you I begin with house keeping which I find is a good ice breaker to help us get used to talking and listening to each other. The session will last 50 minutes.
I will ask you for your personal details including your full name, date of birth, your address, phone number, the name and phone number of your GP and any medication you are currently taking.
I ask if you have had any previous therapy experiences and who has referred you to come for therapy.
I will give you an over view of how I work and what will be expected from you in order for us to work together this also includes an opportunity for you to ask me any questions that you have.
A contract will be offered to you which will state when the sessions will be, how long the sessions will last, how much they will cost and the terms of payment, cancellations and confidentiality.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited