- Phone number
- 07704 399773
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
My work as a therapist is carried out using what is known as the 'Person-Centred' approach. This type of counselling means that I will be working with you to achieve your goals. Working with me will involve going at your pace to work through problems or issues that may be holding you back in life or causing you worry, stress or unhappiness. Being able to share problems and concerns with an impartial listener can be hugely beneficial. A fresh perspective from a person who will not judge you and has your best interests at heart can be a tremendously freeing experience and I believe that learning more about ourselves and what we need from life is an ongoing process.
My practice is conducted through one-to-one counselling sessions. Sessions can take place either face-to-face, by telephone or via video conferencing such as Skype or Zoom. For face-to-face meetings, I have access to counselling rooms in venues at Derby, Matlock and Belper. Along with my private practice, I also work for Cruse Bereavement Care and the NHS. In addition, I also provide clinical supervision for practitioners and am happy to provide both therapy and supervision for trainee counsellors at reduced rates. The work I do varies in duration, from short to long-term. I review the work at regular intervals (usually every six weeks), but I don't believe that there should ever be a sense of obligation to continue and clients have the autonomy to end work or take breaks as and when they feel it is needed. I also provide counselling and supervision at a frequency that is agreeable to both parties.
My first session
During our initial session together, I will seek to gain a clear understanding of what you are hoping to achieve from therapy. It can often be difficult for clients to articulate exactly what they are hoping for and I understand this. Often therapy evolves greatly as the sessions get underway. What I am really seeking to clarify is the level of support required and to ensure that I am the best person to offer this. On occasions where this doesn't appear to be the case, I can often make referrals or suggestions of other agencies that may provide an alternative. It can also be the case that a client decides therapy might not be for them after all and there is of course no obligation to continue after this first session.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited