- Phone number
- 07717 833450
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 8.00pm
About me and my therapy practice
If you are seeking therapy it is probably because you are unhappy with your life at the moment and you want to try and find out why that is and what you can do about it.
You may feel that you are lacking in self-confidence and self-esteem; you may have inexplicable low moods or general feelings of anxiety; you may have difficulties forming relationships; you may have experienced a bereavement or loss, either recently or in the past; you may have been the victim of sexual or emotional abuse.
Alternatively, everything in your world could be find but you just feel dissatisfied and disenchanted with life and you don't know why but would like to talk it through with someone. Someone who's prepared to understand where you are coming from and who will not judge you. Someone who will try to 'get you'.
This is the starting point of what I consider to be a unique journey which we will undertake together.
It is a journey where you will have the chance, possibly for the first time, to speak openly and honestly about what is troubling you - your thoughts, your feelings, your fears, your anxieties - as well as talking about your hopes, desires and ambitions for the future.
It is a journey where we will explore different experiences and relationships in your life and how they have informed your sense of who you are and how you see others and the world around you.
But most importantly, through this journey you will have the opportunity to see that your life is full of possibilities and that there are many different ways in which you can respond to your experiences.
It is the realisation that you have this freedom of choice that I believe to be the greatest gift of therapy.
Because through it comes change. A change which offers you the chance to be the person you would truly like to be and to live the life you would truly like to live.
At the core of my approach to therapy is an overriding belief in 'openness'. Openness to whatever you decide to bring to therapy, without forming any judgements or allowing any preconceptions and assumptions to get in the way.
I will listen attentively and empathically and ‘be-with-you’ as you relate your experiences, always curious, always keen to allow you to describe your thoughts and feelings, rather than trying to interpret them. Always exploring and looking for what your present concerns might be revealing about your sense of self and your relationship with others and the world around you and how in turn these might have been influenced by past experiences and relationships.
Through this process of mutual openness and exploration, new insights, perspectives and possibilities can emerge, allowing you to see yourself and the world differently.
My first session
The first session is a combination of getting to know one another and finding out more about one another.
I will ask you more about why you have decided to seek counselling at this time in your life and invite you to tell me about anything in the past or present that you feel has led you to make this decision.
During the course of our talking together, I will hopefully have a better picture of your present day concerns, as well as an ideal of how I can best support you and hopefully resolve any difficulties that you are experiencing.
As counselling is a collaborative process, you will also have the opportunity to ask me about how I work and perhaps, specifically, what approach I have to counselling.
Most importantly, as you may be new to counselling, it is an opportunity to form a open and honest therapeutic relationship. One where you will not be judged, but rather where you will be listened to and heard and your thoughts and feelings respected.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited