It can take a lot of courage to make the initial contact with a counsellor and you have already taken an important step by being here. It is essential that you find a therapist who you feel comfortable with, as your relationship with your counsellor can be a source of growth and healing, as well as a safe space where you can share and reflect.
What I offer you is a collaborative relationship where you and I can explore together what you are experiencing at a pace that feels right to you. I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I usually draw from a variety of perspectives and ways of working (including person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, somatic) depending on your needs. Sometimes it can be useful to think about your past experiences, or other times it may be useful to notice and respond to how your body is feeling in the moment. Rather than impose certain ways of working, I like to check in with you and decide together how to move forward.
I currently work online with men and women (18+), offering individual therapy and group sessions via secure video conferencing. In addition to private practice, I have worked in the charity sector as a counsellor for carers. I also have experience with counselling university students, musicians, and songwriters.
In addition to my diploma in Integrative Counselling, I also hold an MSc Psychology. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Individual counselling sessions held weekly on an agreed day and time.
The Calm Your Inner Critic group is 6 weeks of psycho-education and support to help you make changes.
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I ask for payment in advance. I have a limited number of concessionary places available for individual therapy.
It is important that you find a counsellor who is a good fit for you and this initial meeting can give us both a sense of how we might work together. We can explore what brings you to counselling, what your hopes and expectations are, and whether you have any questions or concerns. I am usually able to respond to all emails within 2 working days.