Counselling for individuals
We all have within us, the capacity to create long-lasting change, to live bravely in our own skin and live the lives we want.
People begin counselling for various reasons. You might be hoping to work through depression, anxiety, grief or trauma, or perhaps seeking awareness, confidence, and strategies for coping with life's stresses. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental, and confidential space for you to focus on the difficulties you are facing. I bring warmth, creativity and compassion to my work, and will support you to make sense of what may be contributing to the unhappiness, distress or suffering in your life.
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 your unique qualities, strengths and difficulties and focus on how you can move forward in your life. We will consider various strategies or approaches and different perspectives to help you develop the resources you need to accomplish your goals.
My approach is an integrative therapeutic model and combines elements of psychodynamic, CBT and humanistic approaches to help you make sense of your experience, and develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I am influenced by theory and research from Somatic therapies, Attachment, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis and Creative Therapies.
I work with a range of presenting issues including but not limited to: abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, low self-worth, eating disorders, trauma, addiction, loss of identity or difficult life transitions. Our problems and issues have histories - they are created over time. Exploring your past experiences that have shaped you and understanding what’s going on now can help you make sense of your issues amidst possible distress and confusion. Throughout our sessions, there is an active interest in helping 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.
Our first session is a consultation where we will talk through what brings you to counselling, how we might work together and what your goals of therapy are. We can then decide together if beginning counselling with me is right for you. Further sessions are weekly and usually the same day/time each week. I reserve your session space for you on a weekly basis, I therefore have a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Session fee: £55.00
Sessions are 50 minutes
Concessions offered subject to availability.
*I am registered with a number of private healthcare/insurance providers. Session rates vary for insurance claims. Please get in touch for information regarding payment of fees if you have health insurance.
I work in-person (some restrictions apply) or online. If we work together online, I use a clinical practice software that is very easy to use - just click the link in your booking confirmation email. This gives you access to our private online waiting room, and I meet you there at our appointment time. If you prefer, I am happy to use software you might be more familiar with such as Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.