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AvailabilityI work from an office in Pontefract West Yorkshire near the town centre. I do have access to another office in Wakefield West Yorkshire near the town centre. I can also cover all areas Telephone and Online via various platforms.I work Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday, Friday and there is a possibility of weekends too but this would need to be discussed with myself to see if it is appropriate to be able to accommodate.
About me and my therapy practice
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming starting the process, I'm glad you have found your way here to start to access help.
I provide a friendly, compassionate and relaxed atmosphere in which you can experience non-judgmental support and an impartial listening ear, as well as strategies for change.
Whether you are looking for help with low mood, anxiety/ generalised anxiety, low self-esteem, work-related issues, relationship/family problems, substance misuse, grief, or need some psychological support through a difficult time. Please contact me by email or telephone to discuss your needs further.
Together we will think about the problems you are experiencing and try to understand how these problems have arisen, what is keeping them going, and how we can help you to move forward. In order to do this, we will use a number of therapeutic approaches and skills informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
What is most important to me is our relationship. Working relationally means building a trusting and honest relationship whilst using this as a basis for successful therapy.
Practice descriptionI am a qualified and experienced counsellor, who has over 16 years worth of experience working in the mental health sector with a wide variety of individuals. I have had the pleasure of working with 18+ adults through to older elderly people. Supporting them through their challenges. I may work in a number of ways with you and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs.
My first sessionIn the initial session we will talk about what you would like to get out of therapy and any difficulties you may currently have. I will answer any questions you have about therapy and will explain what will happen from there. We will agree on the type of help you would like and how many sessions will be helpful and achievable. it may be that we set up a number of sessions and then review our progress. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. During the first session I will ask you to complete some paperwork such as the agreement between us and in case of emergencies (ICE) form these only take a few moments to go through and sign. the first session is all about expectations for you and myself and what you want to achieve.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, 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