Hello, and welcome.
Life can be hard and sometimes the world we find ourselves in can be painful, stressful and demanding.
You might be going through a period of crisis and facing challenges either past or present. Perhaps you find yourself in a place where you need help to understand and cope with anxiety, depression or trauma. Maybe you are curious to find out more about yourself and discover what holds you back from living your life more fully. It might seem that change is elusive at times, leaving you feeling stuck, frustrated and uncertain where to go and what choices to make about your future.
Everyone comes to counselling for his or her own reasons: we all have our own story and our own unique life experiences. Counselling can help support you to find your way from the place you are in, to a place more authentic with who you are and where you want to be in your life. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore the issues that are troubling you and help you work through the problems you face. This can help to create some clarity and self-understanding and inspire the possibility to achieve lasting, positive change in your life.
A confidential and supportive space where you can explore the issues you are dealing with.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. I am accredited with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I provide a supportive, non-judgemental, and confidential space for you to focus on the difficulties you are facing. My aim is to develop a trusting, genuine relationship which helps you to feel at ease, where you can talk freely about what is worrying you, what matters to you, and the experiences that have shaped you. Working together, we will explore, manage and make sense of life's challenges and difficulties whilst nurturing hope and possibility. As an integrative therapist, I draw on a range of theories and techniques to support our work, as well as holding a tool kit of interventions to help you find your own resources to manage your issues. Whatever brings you here, my hope is that by working together we can bring clarity and insight to the things in your life that you would like to change and help you to find a pathway forward that brings meaning and purpose in your life.
"When we deny our stories, they define us.
When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending"
Whatever your challenges, I work with individuals and couples in a way that best suits your needs and at your own pace.
As an integrative counsellor I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of psychological thought: Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT).
My approach is primarily psychodynamic and humanistic, and influenced by attachment theory and current neuroscience. This gives me flexibility in my practice that allows sessions to be uniquely tailored to you, in a relational and interactive style. My work also recognises the crucial connection of body and mind and I have a particular interest in Mindfulness approaches and Somatic therapies. These approaches can ground us in reality and lead to a greater sense of who we are, and to understand ourselves and all our subtleties.
I see individual clients and couples for both short term and open-ended work.
Choosing a therapist can be an overwhelming task but its really important for you to find the right therapist for you to work with, who you feel comfortable with and can help you to achieve the changes you hope for. Please text or email to discuss the possibility of working together, ask any questions that you might have, or arrange an initial appointment.
I will get back to you as promptly as possible.