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About me and my therapy practice
If you need someone to talk to about your problems, I will provide a safe confidential and caring counselling relationship in which you will feel emotionally supported while you explore whatever issues you want to bring to our sessions. I work from home via video link and telephone in a comfortable dedicated private counselling room in Lytham St Annes, with flexible weekday appointments between 8.30 and 3.30pm. I offer an initial free of charge 30 minute consultation to enable you to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you, and if you decide to go ahead, further sessions will last 50 minutes. We will have regular reviews so that you can ensure you are getting what you need from therapy.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a member of ACTO - the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online. I have been working in personal development training, coaching and counselling for over 20 years. I am trained in Person Centred, CBT, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy and work integratively.
Every client will have unique needs and wants from their counselling. Some may want a few time-limited CBT sessions to deal with a specific problem. Others may prefer to start with an open ended approach, unsure of the source of their distress but feeling that they can’t go on without addressing it. Whichever approach you choose, we will regularly review your progress to ensure you are getting what you need and want from the therapeutic relationship.
My first session
Counselling sessions at Fairhaven Counselling last for 50 minutes whether you are working over video link or telephone. If you are a new client then I will offer you a first session of 30 minutes free of charge. This is to enable you to explore what has brought you to counselling, what you hope to get from it, and also to give you a chance to decide whether my approach feels right for you.
If you decide you’d like to continue then we will arrange a weekly or fortnightly appointment to suit you. The number of sessions you have will be your choice and you can either decide at the beginning how many you want or leave it open-ended. In either case, I will do a review of progress with you at six sessions, and always at a last session.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited