- Phone number
- 07572 879491
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am qualified to Masters level in psychotherapy and counselling and work in private practice in the Shrewsbury and Telford areas.
How I work
My intention is always to create a collaborative relationship in which you feel able to explore the difficulties, distress, confusion or the specific goals which brought you to therapy in the first place. My aim is for you to feel heard and understood in our sessions and to work at a pace you are comfortable with. I also understand that it can sometimes be hard to know where to start and what to say; each person’s situation and experience is unique, as is each therapeutic relationship. Very early on we will take time to talk about the changes you want for yourself and we will revisit these goals as your awareness of both your ‘self’ and your situation increases. It’s also worth mentioning that therapy, like life, can be painful, challenging, joyful and fun!
Whilst there really are no right or wrong reasons to seek out therapy or counselling, it is important that you can commit to attending regularly. Building enough trust to safely explore painful thoughts out loud and/or allow yourself to express your emotions freely, usually takes time. I will pay careful attention to this and from time to time I will encourage us both to talk about how we feel we’re doing together.
How I’m trained
I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (meaning I trained for 6 years in an approach called Transactional Analysis or TA for short) and I also draw upon other theoretical models where this is helpful to you. TA lends itself both to working at a more practical and cognitive /behavioural level (very useful for short term work) and also to working at greater psychological depth (essential in my view for longer term work).
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited