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About me and my therapy practice
Thank you for visiting my page. I'm a qualified counsellor working with both adults and children (age groups 4-18). I use an integrative method, allowing a combination of therapeutic approaches, which meets each individual's needs.
In order to grow a genuine, honest relationship with my clients, I use an empathic and confidential safe space, allowing my client to fully explore whilst I listen to their concerns non-judgementally. When we are heard and understood it is easier to come to a clearer understanding and greater acceptance of our self. With this understanding and acceptance, we are able to grow and heal. All sessions are at the client’s pace and fully client led. My role is to offer support and methods of working in.
I have a wealth of experience of working with loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression and other mental health conditions. Alongside my private practice, I work in education, providing therapy to children and parents presenting with trauma, depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, abuse, ADHD, Autism and other difficulties these issues may bring for the client. I also work as a perinatal therapist within the NHS providing support for clients during the perinatal period on a range of complex issues.
I am trained in DBT skills - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - which is used to treat mood disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm and substance abuse. This is about working to increase the emotional and cognitive regulation and learning the triggers that lead to our reactive states and assessing the right coping skills to apply to thoughts, feelings and behaviours helping to avoid undesired reactions.
Alongside this, I have a wealth of experience of previously working for a multi-national company and a full awareness of the stresses such work/home-life balance can bring.
My first session
HOW THE SESSIONS WORK
I appreciate how difficult making the first move to talk to someone can be, this can create an anxiety in itself. It is key for the relationship between client and therapist to be right for the session to be of benefit. For this reason, I am happy to answer any questions via email or have a 15-minute talk on the telephone to allow you to see if I am the right person for you.
COVID-19 - As lock down eases I am very aware that there will be an increase in anxiety as people try to gain some understanding of the new normal that we find ourselves in. Some people will feel isolated or potentially anxious about returning to a very different way of life. I am able to provide online, video call or telephone counselling (as well as face to face when permitted) to work through any concerns that may arise for you. Sessions will be held in the same way on an agreed day and time. This can then remain the same or return to face to face once safe to do so.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling