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- Flexible hours available
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I have flexible availability on weekdays.
About me and my therapy practice
I offer in person and online counselling to adults and young people aged 18y and over from my fully accessible and conveniently located counselling room in Combe Down, near Bath.
Although I believe that we are the experts on ourselves, sometimes life can feel confusing and overwhelming, and it helps to have someone really listen and try to understand. I do not make decisions for you but work collaboratively with you to explore the best way for you to move forward.
As a person-centred therapist my aim is to attune and respond to how you are in the moment, to follow your direction and pace. We might talk about your life and relationships now and in the past, including your childhood. We will explore emotions, some of which you may not even be aware of yet. This means that difficult feelings can emerge in therapy; I will work with you to help you be with them. This may include using visualisations, mindfulness, breathing or other body techniques.
I believe that we are all individuals, shaped by our unique life experiences, with our own pain and struggles. I provide a calm and confidential space to listen without judgement, to help you process whatever is going on for you in that moment, and to be alongside you in it. Through empathy and compassion I can model what I believe to be essential for healing: self-compassion.
My training is in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. What does this mean? The therapeutic relationship is often cited as the most important contributor to positive change. This relational approach is at the core of how I work, whilst also drawing from a variety of therapeutic theories as we look to find the source of difficult feelings and to make sense of your experience.
I trained at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, which is considered to be the "gold standard" amongst training organisations. I am working towards accreditation and have regular supervision with a BACP accredited supervisor.
I have experience of working across a range of clients, including clients who are neurodiverse, and presentations including trauma, stress, anger, low self-esteem, depression, bereavement, anxiety and difficulty with relationships.
I am based in fully accessible premises in Combe Down, just outside Bath, which can be reached by bus from Bath centre, and has ample free on-site parking.
My first session
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited