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About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor. I offer therapy in a supportive environment to encourage exploration and understanding of your personal issues.
I work using a psychodynamic approach. This means I look at your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are often not obvious. I work in the present but also think about your childhood and personal background.
I am based in Norwich (NR7), Norfolk. I work both in person and online
I can provide counselling for a wide range of issues. A typical session will be spent talking about what is going on in your life. I see my job as therapist to help us think about what is happening and to help you understand why. I am trained in a psychodynamic approach. This means I look at your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. I work in the present but also think about your past. I know starting therapy can be daunting and I hope to make it a useful and rewarding experience for you.
I think of counselling as being focused on a particular issue or problem. This is usually for a short term, fixed number of weeks. Psychotherapy has no specific focus and is open ended in duration. It can be a more intense, deeper experience that takes time but can be more rewarding. I have a background in the NHS and in charities. This has given me a variety of experience working with a wide range of people with many different issues.
My first session
Our first session will be about getting to know each other. We will discuss important matters such as confidentiality and the BACP code of ethics that I work within. I will provide a written agreement, it sounds formal but it will let you know about all the practical matters that are important. For counselling to work we have to build a relationship of trust. This can take time, but during the process you will be listened to and I will provide insight into what is happening.
Sadly there is no magic fix, I can't prescribe pills or potions or tell you what to do. Instead we will sit together in comfortable chairs and you will do most of the talking. I do the listening and then reflect back and interpret what I have heard. I believe this will allow you to understand your past and make informed decisions about your future life.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited