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About me and my therapy practice
Starting counselling can feel daunting, so my work is to create a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can feel secure, supported and understood. As a relational counsellor, the relationship created between us plays a significant part in the counselling process and our work together. I use my integrative training creatively allowing me to draw upon my knowledge of a range of counselling modalities to tailor my approach to your specific needs and circumstances. Through my humanistic values I encourage clients to reach their own potential as I believe that we all hold the answers within.
During our work together, we will explore and process the difficulties you are experiencing. We are all affected by life's journey and often have deep-rooted, painful issues that can prevent us from reaching our potential and establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. Counselling is a process rather than an event and it can take time – there is no “quick fix”. I believe a better understanding of ourselves, our process and our defences make for healing and growth.
Often taking the first step and seeking support is the hardest so I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation, so you can get a sense of how we may connect. As I feel the relationship is key to successful therapeutic change, our first session is at a reduced rate and will be an opportunity for us to assess whether we feel we can work well together and there is no obligation. During the initial session we will talk about your situation, what you are seeking from therapy and your background, as well as how we could work together towards your personal goals for therapy. These can be short-term goals, such as developing coping strategies or having support for a specific difficulty in your life, or goals that require longer-term work and open-ended therapy, such as on-going life situation, childhood trauma or multiple stressors in your life.
What I can help with
Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited