- Phone number
- 07722 653634
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor. My approach is integrative which means I use insight from a wide range of counselling approaches, tailored to suit the unique, individual needs of my clients. I work holistically with human brokenness, suffering, pain, inner struggles and spiritual issues using pastoral psychology and counselling knowledge. I work with those from a faith and no faith background.
I have a very high regard for the counselling relationship, and regard this as an essential element of our work together; as such I use a Person-Centred approach. I am aware of the importance of the unconscious, and how the past affects the present, so I also use Psychodynamic insights. Clients will often experience what would appear to be "unfinished business" from the past, and I may address this by using Gestalt. Research informs me that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is very effective to assist clients experiencing depression and anxiety, so I will tailor this in as appropriate. I may also use creative interventions where this is thought to be beneficial. I am aware individuals are part of a wider family system, and as such, I use a systemic approach to work with individuals and couples.
My approach is collaborative, this means that I will not be in the "driving seat", but I will walk alongside you.
I have the following Counselling qualifications:-
Advanced Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling accredited with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).
Certificates in Grief & Bereavement Counselling; Crisis & Trauma Counselling & Couple and Family Counselling (GCU)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (DipHE) accredited with Roehampton University.
BA (Hons) in Counselling, accredited with Roehampton University.
My first session
The initial session, lasts for 50 minutes and gives us both the opportunity to meet and to assess whether we would be able to work together in a collaborative working alliance. This is important, as so much of what occurs in counselling, is a result of the therapeutic relationship.
Once a decision has been made to start a counselling relationship, the Counselling Agreement, will be signed off.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work