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About me and my therapy practice
I work with most issues that people bring, and especially anxiety, depression and relationship counselling.
In the first few sessions, I really listen and do my best to understand you. I regularly check out with my clients whether or not I have ‘got’ them. As we ‘unpick’ problems together, it is not uncommon for clients to get a different perspective or find the strength to make changes in their lives. All the time it is a process of us both exploring together. This means that I don't tell you what to do, nor give advice but encourage you to find solutions that you find for yourself. Most of the time this is a process involving just talking, but I sometimes offer other creative ways of working such as empty chair work, modelling, sand-tray and artwork to help get an insight into what is going on. Not everyone wants this of course, and it is important to be true to yourself in how we work together.
Being a person-centred therapist involved me in both theoretical and practical training, including experiencing many hours of personal therapy myself, so I know how difficult it can be for that first meeting with a therapist, and I will do my best to put you at ease. Theoretically, I believe that most life problems originate when we try to force ourselves to ‘be’ and behave in ways that are not true to our real selves, and often the work we do in therapy is rediscovering just who we really are, what it is we really want and how to achieve that.
The work we do is carried out in a comfortable, private room at my home, but in a separate building to the house so we are never disturbed. There is plenty of parking away from the road.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work