About me and my therapy practice
During COVID-19 I am working online and by telephone.
What is counselling and psychotherapy? Therapy is a bit like a structured conversation where you can speak freely about your life without judgement. It isn’t always necessary to have a problem to focus on, sometimes it can be helpful to reflect on how you are thinking and feeling about your values, experiences and relationships. Therapy can provide the space to grow self-awareness, develop personally and achieve your potential. Some of the issues I specialise in are:
isolation and loneliness
grief and loss
neurodiversity (autism, ADD, dyspraxia)
self esteem / sense of self
relationships (partner, friends, family, colleagues)
This is a brief overview that we can talk more about when we meet.
My background & training I trained as a therapeutic counsellor and have worked in long-term, low cost counselling, and in universities, working short term (6 weeks). I offer a relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy that integrates a number of therapeutic schools, including psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. For my dissertation I focused on mindfulness meditation in therapy. I have completed other training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Professional Accreditations I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor and psychotherapist and a British Psychological Society (BPS) registered graduate member.
What to expect My approach to therapy is integrative and relational. As an integrative therapist I take aspects of theory from across different therapeutic models and apply them according to what meets my client’s needs.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited