- Phone number
- 07562 598484
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
I appreciate that taking the first step to finding the right therapist to work with, whether for the first time or returning to therapy, can feel daunting. I hope the following explains a bit about me and how I work.
I am a professional, well qualified, and experienced integrative therapist who previously worked in several support roles. I see each client as unique and use elements from a variety of therapeutic models to meet their individual needs.
The therapeutic relationship sits at the heart of my practice. My intention is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, respectful and private space in which to work, and reflect, on experiences, or difficulties, that affect you and your life.
My aim would be to work in partnership with you and to help you gain a greater understanding of yourself, and maybe other important people in your life. We could identify patterns of thought, feelings or behaviour that may be causing problems for you, and develop new ways of managing difficulties. We will work at your pace, and to your agenda. I welcome working with diversity.
Beside my private practice, I volunteer at a low cost counselling agency as I believe therapy should be available to all.
Whatever your reason for considering talking therapy, from dealing with recent changes in life or current difficulties, to coping with past experiences that still impact life in a negative way or feeling stuck and unable move forward in life, I would be happy to talk with you about how we could work together. Therapy can be hard work but can also make a positive difference, empowering you take control of your life.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist qualified to masters level:
MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
PGDip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
My practice is founded on the therapeutic relationship; working together in trusting, secure partnership to explore aspects of your life which cause you difficulties, to make sense of them and find ways of coping more easily.
It is influenced by humanistic, psychodynamic, existential and CBT models of therapy. I have worked for a number of years with people with a wide range of mental health issues and traumatic life experiences.
I have experience of working with clients from a wide age range; teenagers (16+), adults, and older adults.
My first session
I offer an initial 20 minute on-line video appointment, for us to get a feel for each other and whether we could build a good therapeutic relationship. There is no charge for this. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
If ,after this, we begin to work together, the first session will involve an assessment. I will ask you about yourself, for some background information, what brings you to therapy and what you hope to gain from it. Once I have a this understanding the real work can begin.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited