- Phone number
- 07714 096400
- Available for home visits
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Irene.
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor (BA Hons), trained at the prestigious Metanoia Institute and have been working with individuals, couples, groups and supervisees since 2002.
I run a private practice in Lightwater, Surrey, where I see individuals, couples and supervisees.
I also work for Brunel University London as a student and staff counsellor. In addition to seeing clients I am a supervisor, working with associate and trainee counsellors in clinical supervision.
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner having attained my diploma from The Quest Institute and see individual clients in my private practice in Lightwater.
How I work
In general counselling begins with an initial meeting where we begin to talk about whatever it is that has brought my client to counselling, discuss expectations and look at the prospect of us working together.
Counselling can be helpful in a wide range of issues and support clients in a self-empowering way. Often people find that they become more self-reflective during the counselling process, which can benefit them long after having finished the counselling work.
The counselling process is not pre-set and depends largely on each individual client’s goals and preferences and the issue(s) they bring to counselling. This means that no two experiences of counselling are the same.
The counselling setting fosters an environment where individuals and couples are able to seek new ways of dealing with difficult issues and process challenging aspects of their life. It is always my aim to listen with empathy, openness and acceptance in the hope to be able to understand what is really going on for my clients and to assist them in finding a way through their difficulties, rather than presume to know how things are or how they ‘should’ be.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Career coaching, Development coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, 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