Life can be so busy, leaving little or no time for nurturing our mental health. Therapy is the ultimate in self care.
It’s been a tough couple of years, on top of whatever else might have been going on for you, and it’s understandable not to know where to turn next. It’s important to know you’re not alone.
Therapy can help and support you through any difficult period of your life.
I am a qualified counselling psychotherapist. I offer a safe, neutral, non-judgmental space to explore any thoughts or feelings that have been prominent in your life, whether in the past, the present or quite possibly both. Together we work to create a therapeutic relationship, meeting as equals to empower and encourage you to explore and recognise patterns of behaviour that may be helpful for you to address. We can work together to set new, achievable goals for a different future and to implement change.
I am registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) having demonstrated high standards of competent practice by working under their ethical framework. I am committed to ongoing professional development and my work is fully insured.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, which means I am suitable to work with children and adults in a therapeutic capacity.
I use an integrative approach, which means I use a combination of therapeutic styles that bring together different elements of specific therapies. As an Integrative therapist I believe no single approach can treat every client in all situations. Rather, each person is considered within the context of their own individuality, and counselling techniques are tailored to each client’s needs and personal circumstances.
I have experience in working with young adults as well as people with greater life experience.
I work with a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, as well as the wide range of issues they bring. Clients describe me as warm, safe and non-judgemental, creating a comfortable environment to allow people to talk openly, often about things they have been carrying their whole lives.
After the things we have all endured these past couple of years, people have suffered losses in many capacities. Perhaps you have been left with feelings of uncertainty in your job or possibly relationships with family members, partners or friends. Maybe these relationships are more strained than usual.
Losing someone or something you love can be very painful and may come with difficult and unexpected emotions, such as shock, anger, grief and guilt. I have an in-depth knowledge working with all kinds of change, including loss and bereavement.
I welcome clients who are facing any number of issues. I have experience working with bereavement, loss, child-loss, miscarriage, depression, cancer, anxiety, family, attachment issues, relationships, divorce, identity including supporting LGBTQ+ clients, sexuality, suicidal feelings and ideation, self-harm, sexual assault, clients in crisis, abuse, addiction, anger, PTSD, personal development, self-esteem, sex-related issues, social anxiety and stress.
I also have experience working with clients to create crisis and safety plans if you’re feeling unsafe or suicidal. Safety planning is a structured and proactive way to help you plan a range of activities and sources of support you can use at the right time to help you prevent or manage a developing crisis.
Our first meeting together is an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable talking with me, gives you an insight into the experience of therapy and enables you to ask any questions you may have about the process. It’s understandable to feel nervous whether you are new to therapy, or even if you aren’t. Wherever you are, I will meet you there.
After our initial meet you may decide to book in a first session or choose to go away and reflect on your experience before deciding whether to continue.
I offer a 20-minute free Zoom introduction meeting, during which I’ll listen to what you’re hoping to get, explain a little more about the process and answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation to decide there and then, you are welcome to go away and think about whether we are the right fit.
I work with individuals in both a longer-term and a shorter time-limited period. I usually suggest 4-6 sessions to begin with. I am currently working on Zoom and offering Walk and Talk in person. I provide weekly 50-minute. All you need is a quiet, confidential place where you feel safe to talk.
Please fill in the contact box below and I will get back to you as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours). Please let me know your preferred method of contact, whether email, phone, text etc. and let me know the best times to contact you. Alternatively please feel free to email, call or text me directly using contact information below.
CPCAB Diploma - Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Acentis- Level 2 Bereavement Support Foundation Course
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