- Phone number
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
I am available on Thursdays to meet in person in a tranquil space in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale and Wednesdays for online or telephone appointments.
About me and my therapy practice
We may all find ourselves feeling anxious, struggling to understand what's going on in a significant relationship or just plain stuck in our lives. I offer a quiet, professional space for you to step back from the rush of life and to be you at your own pace. People have come to see me for varied reasons - to understand why they feel depressed or anxious, to explore troubling relationships, to overcome the impact of the past in their lives or to work on anger management. I have a particular interest in working with people who are wanting to explore a diagnosis of Asperger's or Autism Spectrum Condition.
If you’re new to therapy, it’s a big step to reach out. It's also a huge investment in yourself. At the heart of my practice is the belief that through meeting regularly and being curious about your experience, a natural and inevitable process of growth will unfold. Within us all I believe there's a natural energy for psychological and emotional unfolding. My job is to work collaboratively with you to create an environment where that energy can naturally do its work. Sometimes the work may be slow and perhaps challenging but it will always be at your own pace. Behind the scenes therapy can move things around for the better - paradoxically, there is a change but you are still the same. You've come home to yourself.
My first session
Firstly I offer a free 30- 40 minute slot to meet on the phone to talk about what you're wanting and for us to talk about working together. This is also your chance to interview me. After all, if you're going to pay me for a service, you have a right to give me a proper interview before giving me the job! We won't be doing any therapy and there's no obligation to book another appointment.
If we decide to continue I'd suggest we book in 6 sessions - in these we can look more closely at what you're bringing to therapy. This time will give you an experience of what therapy with me is like and a sense whether it is a good fit for you. You are free to leave at any point. At the same time I will also be deciding whether my skills and experience are a good fit for you. If I decide that you would benefit more from a different therapist or approach I will tell you my reasons and can point you in the direction of other therapists if you wish.
You may find that these sessions are enough to address your concerns, or you may decide that longer term work would benefit you. From here on we can decide together how to proceed.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling