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AvailabilityI have availability throughout the week; my normal working hours are Monday - Thursday 0900 - 1700. I have limited appointments available outside of these hours- please feel free to ask about them. I generally take a week off over Christmas, a long weekend over Easter and annual leave in the school summer holidays; the dates of these are always shared with my clients in advance.
About me and my therapy practiceI currently work remotely and offer support via telephone calls and video chat. One immense advantage of this method is that travel time is non-existent, and therefore your working day is minimally impacted by our sessions. From spring 2024 I will be offering Walk and Talk Therapy, meeting in local outdoor areas for walking therapy; please feel free to ask about this if it something you would be interested in.
Practice descriptionI believe that each individual's experience is unique, and as such I prefer not to set my practice in stone, though I admit from the off that I am not keen on Freud and usually only refer to his ideas in jest! I am a Humanistic Therapist, working in an integrative style, meaning I will tailor my practice to you and your needs, using the tools best suited to you in the moment. Building on from a Person-Centred base, where you lead, I will follow, initially; this will change as we move through your experience. I may sometimes guide you towards a particular line of exploration, I may sometimes encourage you to sit with an uncomfortable memory or thought, to help you work through it. It is my role to walk alongside you as you journey through a difficult time; supporting you, encouraging you, challenging you to reach deep, higher, straighter for the answers you seek. We may never completely resolve the issue, but hopefully together we will get you to a place where you can live with it, in peace.
My first session
I work very informally and as such, from the start, our sessions are professionally relaxed. I expect a degree of nerves and maybe even a show of anxiety (and that's just from me!) but hopefully you will soon realise that I harbour absolutely no judgement, a great sense of humour and a profound belief that you are not so broken that you cannot heal. At our first session we will just chat (bring a coffee!), and go over your needs and expectations. I will share with you how I work, and we will use the time to get a feel for each other; it is of upmost importance to me that we both feel comfortable with each other, and that you feel you can trust me to offer you the support you need. As such, this initial 30 minute "Howdy" is offered Free Of Charge; after this, if you feel I am right for you, we will arrange regular weekly meetings. At this stage I will email you some paperwork, bank details, discuss payments etc.
As a general rule, I prefer payment for sessions in advance by bank transfer. Some clients set up Standing orders to pay monthly, some pay weekly; what ever suits them. Please feel free to discuss any concerns regarding payment at any time.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited