- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Are you having a tough time? Do you have times when you don’t sleep, are snappy, agitated, flat, numb or withdrawn? Do you work more hours than you need to? Is it difficult to start the workday? Are you in a relationship that isn’t working? Have you lost a loved one? Life events and general day-to-day life can cause us to feel swamped and full of mixed feelings we would rather avoid.
I know it’s sometimes hard to find the right words to express what’s going on. Even harder to talk to a stranger like me. Keeping painful feelings inside might work for a while, but eventually, they take their toll on our wellbeing and chances of happiness. Having someone to listen, without fear of judgement can help reduce the confusion and can start you on the road to making positive changes in your life.
I provide a welcoming calm space (be it in person or via video/telephone) where you can talk through whatever is on your mind. Together, we can make sense of what's going on for you and work towards your goals. I commit to working with compassion, at your pace, whilst helping you to look at the more difficult areas of your life.
Working together, I can help you recover perspective, and discover the balance that you are seeking in your life.
Unfortunately, I'm only able to offer sessions online via Zoom, or via telephone.
When it is safe to do so, I will also offer face-to-face sessions at The Therapy Center in Reading.
My first session
After an initial call to discuss your needs, we will book our first session together.
In this session I will ask many questions so I can better understand how to help. Questions such as;
- What has brought you to counselling?
- Your personal history and current situation.
- I will ask about your family situation so I can get a better sense of you and your roles in your surrounding relationships.
- How is your issue affecting your life now, and in the past?
Have a think about this beforehand if you can, but if not, that's OK. We can work through this together. This is a 2-way relationship, so I want you to ask questions too. It might feel daunting, but all your thoughts and feelings are relevant to our sessions together, so try to be as open as you can.
Towards the end of the session I'll summarise what you've told me and ask you how you are feeling. I may ask what you will do after this session. It's important you look after yourself and take some time to process how you feel.
Before we decide on future sessions, I will ask you to consider the following;
- Am I comfortable with this counsellor?
- Is this someone I could come to trust?
This is crucial to our work together. I want the best for you, and if that's seeing a different counsellor, that is the right thing to do.
Please let me know if you want more information on what happens in our first session. I am more than happy to talk this through on the phone.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling