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About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced and professionally qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My focus and commitment is to help my clients achieve real change in their lives in relation to the problems they have. My job is to help you change your life for the better.
I support people with relationship issues, panic disorder, identity and self-esteem issues, different forms of abuse and trauma, feelings of isolation and loneliness, family issues, and generalised anxiety disorder. My expertise lies not only in helping you work out how to address problems as they are currently, but also in supporting you to establish lifelong knowledge and strategies which put you more in control of such struggles in future. I am here to do this with compassion, care and structure.
In order to develop a trusting relationship where exploration of personal struggles can occur, I strive to be as transparent, clear and open as possible. I value my clients as they are, without judgement. I help clients to find their own answers rather than advising or telling them what to do and I challenge assumptions with sensitivity and honesty. I treat my clients’ personal information with the utmost confidentiality and respect.
My first session
Whether you contact me by phone or email I will get back to you within 12 hours and, most likely within one or two hours.
First and foremost, I am here to answer any questions or concerns you have around therapy. These could be about my approach or my experience with a particular issue or practical issues such as what days/times I have available. Whatever the question, I encourage you to get in touch. I’m aware that it can be difficult making the first step and I am here to respond with sensitivity, understanding and clarity.
At the beginning of our appointment I will introduce myself and explain some practical details about how I work. I will explain anything you’d like to know about therapy and the different approaches available and we can try to identify what might work best for you.
We will discuss what you’d like to get from therapy. You may not know what this is – so we may spend time trying to clarify this together – which will also give us a feel of how we can work together. The initial appointment is an opportunity for you to get a sense of how well I can support you to get what you want from therapy - and your life.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work