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- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Monday-Friday 9.30 am -5 pm
Evenings online/phone by arrangement
Unavailable August 4th-19th, 2022
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I'm a qualified, experienced person-centred, integrative counsellor. I'm pluralistic in my approach, recognising that each person and situation is unique and so naturally, ideas about what may be helpful vary. Together, we can think through what your therapy process might involve, to be of most benefit to you.
My qualifications include BSc Psychology, PGDip Integrative Counselling, PGCert Art Therapy and I'm working towards an MSc in Creative Approaches to Psychotherapy. I completed counselling training in 2018, and have since worked with adults in a GP's surgery, older people's residential care, bereavement charity, employment and private practice contexts.
With a career background in education and psychology, I also have knowledge and continuing interest in neurodiversity and human differences that impact identity, achievement, social disadvantage and mental well-being.
I offer options for long and short-term therapy according to the issues you bring to the process, the pace and depth that suits you, and what you can commit to.
I’ll relate to you in an authentic, personable way, supporting you with empathy and acceptance as you explore yourself, your situation, needs and hopes to grow towards a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment in your life.
I’ll hold a respected and resourceful space for you to connect with how you feel and talk things through whether that’s over the phone, online or in a comfortable room.
I appreciate that sometimes words escape us, so I invite use of other spaces like a sketch pad, a journal, a sand or clay tray, or the outdoors to reflect on things actively and creatively. Movement, music, materials, objects and images can bridge the gap between complex feelings and words, whilst the process and experience engages the body and brain differently to discussion.
I encourage curiosity, self-care, self-compassion and connection within yourself and with the world around you, opening new perspectives and preparing you for life’s landscapes and weather.
My first session
It's important to feel you can relate to your counsellor and that you get a real sense they can help you towards what you hope for from therapy. So, our first session is about getting to know one another, and gives us a chance to consider together whether we're a good enough 'fit' for your purposes. Your first session is free of charge.
It's OK to feel a bit nervous about your first session. For many of us, reaching out for a bit of support can feel daunting, and it may be the first step toward making a real difference in your life. I welcome you, whatever feelings you may have, and value your presence and interest in what counselling might hold for you. If there are particular physical, communication or sensory needs you have that might affect our work together, please let me know so that I can do my best to help you access my service, feel safe and comfortable.
When we meet, I'll ask you to tell me a little bit about yourself including; your preferences, strengths, interests, your well-being and day-to-day routines, and the significant people in your life. I'll ask, 'in a nutshell,' what brings you to counselling, what you hope for from it, and discuss the ways we might work together that would be best for you.
If we agree that more work together is appropriate, I'll send you a written contract to sign clarifying our expectations of one another, and schedule how many sessions you want and when. Further sessions can be paid upfront, or by bank transfer prior to each session.
It may become clear in the first session that working with me isn't suitable for you or that another type of support would be better. If so, I’ll support you to access what you need elsewhere.
To make an enquiry, please use the text box to the left or email and I will reply as soon as I can. To make an appointment, please email, phone or leave a message on my voicemail with your first name, phone number and when you are available for a brief callback to arrange a time.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited