I work as an integrative counsellor, so I can adapt my approach to each client, making use of different models of therapy. I know and understand that looking for a therapist is a daunting task not one to be taken lightly so I offer a no obligation initial consultation (£30) for us to meet and see if you are happy to work with me. I allow my clients to lead the sessions, so we wont talk about things you aren't ready to discuss, this is your time and we can go at your own pace. I feel that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between my clients and myself building a trusting, safe and confidential space for you to explore parts of yourself that you've never looked at before can be quite scary . I appreciate your need for privacy so you can be assured that our work is completely confidential. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to feel able and willing to share whatever it is that's troubling you. I am trained as a Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counsellor, Person Centred explores what is happening in the here and now for you, we look at your relationships, who you are and how you feel. Psychodynamic approach deals with your past, your childhood, family dynamics and experiences and how these have developed coping strategies and defense mechanisms, I combine these approaches with Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which explores thoughts, beliefs and actions, where you are now and where you'd like to be.
More and more I see clients who are overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or have feelings of not being good enough. I feel this is a result of our busy lifestyles, expectations put on us by ourselves and others, some have too many responsibilities and are just spreading themselves too thinly or are in unhealthy relationships or patterns that create the same negative or unhealthy life experiences.
My goal is to help clients figure out their patterns of behaviour or defenses that get in the way of reaching their full potential. I allow clients to reconnect with themselves, to to explore who they are and what they want out of life, then figure out how we can work together to achieve these goals. Maybe you are just feeling overwhelmed and need somebody to talk to help lighten the load, sometimes all we need is a gentle reminder of how far we've come and what we have achieved.
So if you are struggling with something right now or you feel you can't cope or just want someone to talk to please get in contact with me so we can figure this out together.
Initial Consultation £30
Sessions thereafter £45