Private Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling can help to reduce psychological distress (e.g. depression, anxiety, chronic stress) and enhance and promote psychological wellbeing.
It is a confidential space, free of any judgement where you are able to talk about yourself in a safe, supportive environment.
The therapeutic process is interactive, the aim to enable each unique individual to understand their difficulties, increase their ways of coping and feel better about themselves and others.
I am a BACP registered counsellor and have training in Sexual Violence Against Women.
I am an Associate Tutor for SFA: Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Interventions
I counsel at Rape Crisis and also work in private practice.
Here are some of the difficulties I work with:
Emotional and behavioural difficulties in adolescents
Sexual abuse and sexual violence
Adjustment to physical illness
Personal, family, and relationship problems
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment you will be invited to meet to discuss your personal hopes in therapy. This initial consultation will provide time to discuss any concerns you may have about counselling and I offer the first 30 minutes of the hour for free
At the end of this meeting you will be able to decide if you would like to continue with further appointments.
Therapy can be short or long-term. You may end therapy at any time, simply by letting me know.
My Counselling Approach
My theoretical approach is based upon that of Carl Rogers, founder of the Person-Centred Theory. I share his belief in the actualising tendency: the innate capacity of every individual to grow and develop. My approach is a hopeful one, I believe we are all unique and all possess a capacity for growth. I see counselling as a journey of self-discovery and the positive relationship we develop as client and counsellor the main therapeutic agent.
I am non - directive and believe you know where to go and what hurts. I want to accompany you on a journey of self-discovery. My role is to get to know you and for you to develop a greater understanding of yourself in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
Working at your pace, I offer guidance and support so that new options become available to you. We will look at where you would like to be in your life and what currently prevents you getting there.
'It is that the individual has within himself or herself vast resources for self-understanding, for altering his or her self-concept, attitudes and self-directed behaviour - and that
these resources can be tapped if only a definable climate
of facilitative psychological attitudes can be provided.'
Personal therapy is also available online via Zoom or Skype, from anywhere in the world, if you would prefer to have counselling from your home or office. Whether
face-to-face or online, therapy is a private and often transformational experience that evolves from the unique therapeutic relationship we create.
Counselling is confidential and non-judgmental.
A safe space where you may discuss anything that’s on your mind.