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I have availability on Wednesday morning/lunchtime.
I take breaks at Christmas, Easter and Summer. I will give you good notice of my breaks which will be approximately 8 - 10 weeks per year including time taken for training.
About me and my therapy practice
As a fully qualified, experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with a wide range of people experiencing difficulties in their lives. As well as private practice, I have worked in the NHS, community counselling and education. I offer short-term time-limited or more open-ended psychodynamic therapy depending on what is needed.
Feelings of shame or guilt, anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown or family issues, affect most of us at some point to a greater or lesser degree. You may be feeling stuck and unable to make the changes that might improve things. You may not know what the real problem is, but just know you are unhappy with how you feel or behave. You may have been told that you have depression or generalised anxiety disorder and not really know what that means for you. It can be beneficial to have someone to think with, to help you identify issues and understand what is really going on
Experience of the therapeutic relationship in my own therapy has given me first hand experience of its benefits. Understanding thoughts and patterns of behaviour in the context of past events or relationships, can help us to reflect helpfully on difficult feelings and the challenges we experience. This can offer relief from symptoms, physical as well as psychological. Having experienced the benefits of the therapeutic relationship in my own therapy, I offer a reflective space aimed at mobilising internal resources, improving relationships and facilitating acceptance and/or change.
I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics
I offer weekly sessions from a comfortable room centrally located in a public facility.
My first session
A first session is an opportunity to establish what you want or need from therapy and for you to ask any questions that you feel are important. Starting with a thorough history of your family and other relationships, we can start to understand your emotional state and identify potentially unhelpful patterns.
I am happy to arrange a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your needs and expectations prior to committing to a face-to-face appointment.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited