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About me and my therapy practice
The client is at the heart of how I offer therapy. I'll treat you like an individual, we'll work on what you bring to sessions and if you don't like an approach or element of the therapy then we can talk that that through and tailor it to your needs. I won't treat you as a problem, but I will help you find ways to work towards solutions by helping you change your perception, habits and outlook about your self, others and the world.
I'm person-centred trained but feel my offering is now integrative or what we might call diverse. I have other qualifications and have learnt other tools and perspectives along the way that allow me to use a variety of methods to help a client get to where they want to be with their life.
If you learn best creatively, visually or practically then we'll go down that route; I believe in working to a person's strengths and helping them harness the skills they already have in order to help them achieve the skills they haven't yet acquired. I do challenge, I do keep you to topic and I do expect you to match the efforts I'll go to, so if you truly want to tackle a problem then it's important to know it's going to take some effort from you too. You won't be alone but you will be responsible for your direction and your outcome.
My first session
Your first session will be 50 minutes (or 60 if you decide on walk & talk therapy). You will have already taken part in a free consultation session in order to sign up and explore your reasons for seeking counselling. In your first full session we'll further explore your reasons, hopes and goals for therapy and we'll make a start on building a connection and conversation. You can pick single session therapy with me or go down a route of working towards 6 sessions to see how it goes.
In all sessions you have the right to walk away at any point, I only ask that you talk that through with me but your decision to leave will be fully supported if you feel therapy isn't for you or if you got all you needed quicker than you expected. I won't keep you signed up to therapy longer than is necessary so we'll have a review every 6 sessions to see where we you think you are with the work. You're in control; you can pick the frequency but I do recommend 1 session a month as a minimum for any benefit to be had.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, 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