- Phone number
- 07597 563 797
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
My schedule is currently very flexible and I tend to operate during weekday working hours. However, I may be able to organise weekend/evening appointments if required, but please get in touch to find out my availability.
About me and my therapy practice
It can be extremely hard to approach a professional for psychological support, and it is therefore absolutely my intention to be really approachable and non judgemental. I am a very experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, both within the NHS (almost 20 years) and privately, and I have worked with many individuals, of very different backgrounds, each presenting with their own unique challenges and distress.
I aspire to be kind, warm, informative, non-judgemental, open and genuine, with an intense desire to provide a safe environment and a collaborative style, that enables the individual (as much as possible) to find ways of being free of the psychological distress that brought them to therapy.
I tend to encourage clients to explore their current situation and how it developed, to express how they feel, to make sense of the situation, and to develop ideas about how to improve things. I use a number of different ‘models’ of therapy, hopefully tailoring a style to suit the client and their problems. I will always help the individual develop clarity about what it is they want from therapy … even if someone says “I just don’t want to feel like this anymore”.
My first session
After you get in touch for the first time, I usually start with a telephone call to see if we would be likely to suit each other and to discuss availability. We would arrange a first session during which confidentiality is explained, relevant details are described, and a collaborative discussion about the therapy, and how to structure it. I can work short-term or longer term, with either a specific or generalised goal, and I can see people either weekly of fortnightly (to begin with).
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling