- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
I'm a specialist couples' counsellor, with extensive experience of couples' counselling privately and within the NHS.
I have been employed full time as a counsellor for over 18 years. I have previous training in general nursing.
Couples : There are many different kinds of couples' counselling that have varying degrees of success; but one stands out: Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I work with couples exclusively using Emotionally Focused Therapy. The effectiveness of this model has proven via 30 years of research. This makes it the gold standard for couples' therapy.
I am a member of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre and the International Centre of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy.
For more about my work, please read the reviews on my website.
Availability and charges:
Weekdays 8am - 6pm £60
Evenings 6pm - 9pm £70
Evenings 9pm - 10pm and weekends £80
Payable by bank transfer when sessions are booked.
I offer face-to-face or Zoom appointments.
Face-to-face appointments are in a quiet location, close to the Chatsworth Road. Parking is free. Easy accessibility for wheelchair users.
My counselling model is called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
EFT is a collaborative, structured approach of working with couples that fosters the creation of secure relationship bonds. It is an affirming, caring, supportive way to get out of the “stuck places” we all get into.
My first session
The first few sessions:
The first session is with both of you, getting to know each other, how we will work, and starting to explore what is happening in your relationship, particularly focusing on your repeating "dance".
Second and third sessions are for you individually. We'll be looking at your relationships and attachment history throughout your life.
The fourth session is with you both together again.
On rare occasions we won’t continue working together after the fourth session. Normally this is because couples' therapy isn't the right kind of support for you at this time.
Generally after the fourth session I will continue to meet with both of you together for the duration of the therapy.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Relationships, Sex-related issues
Types of therapy
Emotionally focused therapy, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work