I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with a broad range of clients aged 18 and above from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and occupations facing a wide variety of issues. You may have been thinking about approaching a counsellor or psychotherapist for some time. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. Sometimes people say they have felt shame or guilt that they should be able to deal with the issues bothering them by themselves. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone. Talking therapies can help.
It is very important that you feel comfortable with a particular therapist or counsellor. It takes time to build trust in a relationship but sometimes we sense a particular person is not right for us at the first meeting. Therefore, after the initial telephone contact, if it feels right to both of us, I offer a free initial 60-minute appointment so you can see if my approach works for you and, for us both to decide, if I am the right person to help you. I will say if I feel unable to offer the help that is needed and may suggest other avenues of support or other therapists that may be more appropriate/suitable for your needs.
If we proceed after the initial assessment meeting, each session is shaped by your needs at that time. If I think it will be of benefit to you, I may use creative methods, from time to time as I have found these to be beneficial in the process of self-discovery. I usually suggest we see each other weekly and review after 6 sessions, this is so I can listen carefully to your story and understand your situation better. I see my role is to help you through this process of exploring your problems or difficulties without judgement or telling you what to do. If I think it would be helpful, I may provide information or offer suggestions. I will work in collaboration with you on the specific goals we discussed at the initial assessment. Throughout our time together we will review progress towards an ending based on an agreed number of sessions or, if the therapy is open ended, periodical reviews of progress will be part of the process.
My aim is to provide a safe space in which clients feel able to explore their personal difficulties and find a way through these for themselves. My role is to help clients through this process without judgement or telling them what to do. If I think it would be helpful, I may provide information or offer suggestions. I work in collaboration with clients on specific goals discussed at the initial assessment. Throughout our time together we will review progress towards an ending based on an agreed number of sessions or if the therapy is open ended periodical reviews of progress will be part of the process.
I can help with:
• Bereavement and loss
• Bullying or abuse
• Childhood trauma
• Low self-confidence, low self-esteem
• Relationships problems
• Personal change and development
• Psycho-sexual problems
• Self-confidence and self-esteem issues
• Work related problems
I work with:
Adults aged 18 +
Face to Face -Short Term
Face to Face -Long Term
Online Face to Face Therapy
Initial telephone consultation is free up to 20 minutes
Initial assessment session online Face to Face is free up to 50 minutes
Initial Face to Face in person is free up to 60 minutes
The fee payable for regular weekly sessions of 50 minutes is £50.
Initial telephone consultation free.
Initial assessment appointment is free up to 60 minutes
Fee for ongoing sessions of 75 minutes is £60
Fees will be payable at the end of each session by bank transfers, card or cash.