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About me and my therapy practice
At some point in our lives most of us will experience a period when we struggle to cope. It is at times like these that working with an experienced counsellor can help. I work with individuals, couples and families. One of the main causes of conflict in couples and families is poor communication and we can look at techniques to enable you to communicate in a way that avoids conflict and promotes a greater understanding of each other.
You may be feeling that you have lost control of important parts of your life. Together we can begin to understand the causes of your distress and learn techniques to help you see things differently, regain control, feel stronger and happier.
Depression will impact on relationships and relationships will impact on depression. If you are depressed and in a relationship, working with you and your partner is often more effective than simply working with you on your own.
Sadly there are times when the only way forward is to separate. We can work together to minimise the impact of this, particularly where there are children involved.
I aim to create a caring, safe and non-judgemental place where you will feel able to talk about difficult thoughts and feelings. All our work will be treated in the strictest confidence.
I worked for Samaritans for four years before becoming a relationship counsellor with Relate in 2006. In 2012 I qualified to work with couples where depression is an issue and in 2017 I trained as a family therapist.
Normally I see clients in a dedicated room in my home in Chesham but during the COVD-19 pandemic I have been seeing clients on Zoom which seems to work well and is simple to use. I can be flexible about times and days.
My first session
The first session or two are likely to be centred on learning about you, what it is that is troubling you, and whether counselling is likely to be the best way forward. If we agree that counselling can help we will work together to try to establish a clear focus of what you wish to change and how you might start to move forward to a better place.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Family therapy, Gestalt, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work