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About me and my therapy practice
I offer in-person counselling sessions in Ripon. Sessions last for 1 hour and are held in a private, confidential space at Ripon Community House.
I also offer telephone and online counselling nationwide. Telephone and remote counselling are slightly different to the experience of seeing someone in-person, but are well established and effective ways of having therapy. They can be helpful if you have issues with time or with getting to Ripon, or if you would simply prefer to work this way.
I work one to one with both men and women over the age of 18
My aim is to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and of your relationships, to clear away some of the fog so that you can better see what you are facing. This can help you to feel more in control and lead you to making effective changes in your life or to find better ways of coping with your problems.
People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing painful emotions or feelings of anxiety, even panic. You may have lost someone close to you or be struggling with relationships in your personal life or at work. Something from your past may be interfering with your daily life, bringing difficult thoughts and feelings. Many people also feel stuck or dissatisfied in their lives, perhaps finding it difficult to make decisions or know what to do for the best. It is not uncommon for people to become aware of patterns in their lives where bad things seem to repeat themselves and they don't know why or how to change it.
It takes courage to seek help and I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged or misunderstood. This can help you to make sense of what you are feeling and allow you feel more truly yourself.
I believe that how we see ourselves is defined by how we relate to other people. The counselling relationship provides a safe space to explore and experience different ways of relating, giving you the confidence to be yourself and to feel more at home in the world and with yourself. I will work together with you to agree on your aims and goals and work to build a shared understanding of what is important for you in a warm and accepting and meaningful way.
My first session
I offer a free 30 minute trial session which gives you a chance to meet me and to help you decide whether you want to go ahead
What I can help with
Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling