I am an accredited/registered and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. I provide a safe and confidential space where you can work with me in your own time and at your own pace to resolve personal issues, review coping strategies, change unhelpful patterns of behaviour, increase self-awareness, improve self esteem and learn to live and relate more healthily and more creatively.
Therapeutic work involves listening actively and creatively, supporting you to reflect on your experience and unravel and find expression for thoughts and feelings that can feel stuck, confusing, in a muddle, distressing or disturbing. It can also be a place for looking at immediate issues in a new light.
The way we work will depend on the issues you want to talk about. A key element will be the therapeutic relationship that grows between us. For this to happen successfully, it is important to build a strong sense of trust that whatever you want to talk about will be received and responded to sensitively and productively.
Speaking about difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences is not always easy. Therefore we will work together to support you to talk freely and openly, gain a better, deeper understanding and acceptance of who you are, and find new and more effective ways of responding to personal situations and circumstances that may be unrewarding, unsatisfying and perhaps a cause of distress.
At present, I work one-to-one and offer face-to-face and, in particular circumstances, telephone sessions. I also offer counselling and other support within organisations. Issues I work with include depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, problems in relationship and anger management. I offer both longer- and shorter-term psychotherapy and we can talk about what approach might be more suitable for you as part of the initial assessment that we will complete together.
If you have any questions or want to find out more, by all means call, email or text me, whichever is best for you.
I look forward to hearing from you and speaking with you.