- Phone number
- 07802 310660
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
You may feel confused by all the different descriptions practitioners use to describe how they work. Googling the words can help, but still sometimes it seems confusing. My approach can be described as integrative, humanistic and relational.
I have been a therapist for over 20 years (as an Acupuncturist and Nutritionist) and began my training as a Counsellor in 2010. I recently completed a Masters Degree in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice, at the Karuna Institute, where I have trained as a psychotherapist. All of these inform the way I work.
The threads that are central to my work are mindfulness meditation, compassion and contemplative practices found in Buddhist psychology; Gendlin's Focusing and Levine's Somatic understanding of the affect of trauma and adverse experiences on the body/mind. I bring attention to the wholeness and inherent health of a person, listening deeply to the struggles and concerns that obstruct the ability to live a full and satisfying life.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing, we are being asked to attune to a different way of connecting. In this time of transition I am providing short term online contact on a secure encrypted platform (Zoom). Whether a front line; key worker; on furlough or socially isolating at home, online connection can provide a personal space where arising feelings and emotions can be met and held in ways that may calm and soothe the nervous system, and discover ways of accessing an internal well of resources.
When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, my practice will return to face to face sessions. Generally, the agreement is to come weekly, at the same time.
You may wonder how long therapy will take. It depends on what you want to achieve. Short term work (which to me usually means 6 - 18 sessions) may be useful to focus on a specific issue. Longer term work enables us to work with more deep seated patterns and concerns that deeply affect your way of being.
My first session
It is really important that you choose a practitioner whom you feel you can work with. Because of this, I always offer an initial session at no charge, where you can meet me, talk a little about yourself and your concerns. Together we can explore whether working with me is right for you. If you decide it isn't then I will point you in the direction of other practitioners or services that may be of help to you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work