- Phone number
- 07429 317775
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I work as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist (BACP Accredited) at New Hope Counselling. Are you facing difficulties or issues which are hard to make sense of? Maybe you are feeling like things are never going to change? I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and mental health issues.
I can offer you the time and space to explore whatever is troubling you or causing you distress, and help you to identify ways to bring about hope, change and healing. I work in a gentle, empathic and non-judgemental way, giving you a safe and confidential place to explore your thoughts and feelings, come to a greater understanding of your situation and find a way to move forward.
The therapy I provide is predominantly talking therapy but I also offer creative ways of working such as drawing, journaling and sandtray therapy, if it is something you would find helpful. Many of my clients have experienced difficulties with their self-esteem due to their past (family upbringing) or recent events (such as illness or relationship breakdown. I work with them to identify the roots of these difficulties and give them strategies to build and improve their self-esteem and self confidence.
Counselling gives you the time and opportunity to explore what is really going on for you with a warm, caring person who listens impartially and will not judge you. It does not involve me giving you advice but rather enabling you to gain your own perspective and insight into what we look at together. This will in turn empower you to understand what is best for you in order to make positive changes in your life.
CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE COUNSELLING AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING.
I work as a Pluralistic Counsellor. This means that I work with you as a client to help you identify your goals and needs in therapy. I then offer you different ways of working through things and you choose the option which you feel is best for you. We review regularly, how you feel the therapy is going and make adjustments to how we are working together to fit with what you are needing from therapy.
I predominantly work in a talking therapy way , but I can also offer other ways of working such as looking at picture cards, sandtray therapy, role play and filling out CBT worksheets. I also offer you specific tools (e.g for managing anxiety) which you can use to help you manage your daily life.
My first session
My first session is charged at half price as it is a time for us to meet and for you to get a feel for how it would be to have counselling sessions with me.
With face to face sessions we have a bit of paperwork to fill out. With online/telephone sessions there will be forms to fill out before the first session.
In this session you can share what you are wanting to look at in counselling and what you are hoping to gain from counselling. I can explain a bit more about how I work and how I might be able to work with you for your specific needs.
If the session goes well for you, you then have the option of booking another session with me. If the first session is not what you were hoping for then just let me know, and maybe continue looking for another counsellor, better suited to your needs.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited