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About me and my therapy practice
We all have times when some extra support is needed. I provide a safe, caring, confidential space where you have the opportunity to talk about what you need to. This may be dealing with a current crisis or decision, coping with ongoing challenges, processing traumatic events or difficult experiences from the past, or whatever you are needing. I work online, using video conferencing.
I trained as a counsellor at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2018. My training is in both person-centred and psychodynamic counselling and I use both in my work. I am a member of BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am currently taking an additional qualification in online counselling.Counselling is a safe, supportive place for you to take time for you. I believe firmly that we can all benefit from looking within and getting to know ourselves more. Life throws challenges our way and at times we need the support of others to cope with those challenges. My role, as counsellor, is to support you and listen to you, helping you to develop your own resilience and ability to accept yourself. I offer a warm presence and a willingness to journey alongside you.
There are many reasons you might decide to seek counselling. Maybe you are feeling low and as if you have lost your spark. It could be that you have had a difficult situation or event that you need help with coping with. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression or having relationship difficulties. Perhaps you are interested in self development, or are on your own journey training to become a counsellor. Any and all of these, as well as many other reasons, may have led you to my website. If you are interested in talking to me, please do get in touch.
Traditionally, counselling is face to face. My initial training and work was face to face. I am now taking an extra qualification in online counselling. Due to to the coronavirus situation, face to face work is not possible for many people. This is why I offer my counselling online, using web conferencing facilities. This has differences and similarities to face to face counselling. You don’t need to travel. Effective, high quality and therapeutic work is possible online. It is worth thinking about your space and time. Before a counselling session, when you might have been travelling to a face to face appointment, it may be worth taking some time to reflect on how you are and what you would like to use the session for. After the session, when you may have otherwise been travelling, it is good if you can give yourself some time and space to transition back to your everyday activities, especially if difficult emotions come up during the session.
My first session
I offer a free 30 minute meeting for us to decide if we would like to work together and look at some of the practicalities of setting up sessions. This is not a counselling session, but will allow us to meet each other and sort out some of the practical issues that need to be in place for a safe and ethical counselling relationship.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, 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
Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling