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- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Thank you for stopping to read my profile, I truly hope I can work with you. I am a person-centred counsellor, specialising in grief/loss - this can be a recent bereavement or unanswered grief from years ago. Sometimes unanswered grief can result in depression or post traumatic distress. Loss can also include the breakdown of a relationship, the end of something which is important to you, or a change in life circumstances. We can work together using the basis of person-centred therapy, where you set the pace, together with the experience I have in grief counselling to help you to move forward.
My practice was established during the pandemic, as I changed career after having been a teacher for over 20 years. After gaining my Masters in counselling and psychotherapy I worked on a voluntary basis for a hospice, a sixth form college and a charity for people who had experienced domestic abuse, this very quickly went remote, so Zoom and telephone have been a good way of working, which I now choose to offer. This allows me to have clients from anywhere in the country and gives you the flexibility to have your counselling sessions where you choose to be, rather than having to travel.
As well as using a person-centred approach I use some integrated methods too, such as genograms, which are a bit like a family tree, and help us to look at our family relationships more clearly; and transactional analysis, which looks at how we fall into patterns of learnt behaviour around those who are close to us. I believe everyone’s therapy is their own unique journey and I would feel very privileged to help you on yours.
My first session
The first session would be completing a short and clear agreement over the phone about how we wish to work together and what you hope to gain from therapy (if indeed you know!) This first session is free of charge. It is important to me that you feel comfortable with working with working together and the aim of the session is to put you at your ease and help me to get to know a little bit about you. I will then send you a therapy agreement to approve. As we are working remotely this can be emailed back to me. I will give you a session time and starting date. I ask you to make a payment up to 24 hours prior to the session. I will thank you for your payment and send you a Zoom link, that is the confirmation of your session. After that you pay for one session at a time, stopping whenever you want to. Some clients choose weekly sessions, some fortnightly, others monthly, You set the pace.
What I can help with
Abuse, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Trauma
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Online therapy, Telephone therapy