47 Cheap Street
There are times when it can feel difficult to talk to friends or family members and when the opportunity to talk to a professional can be very helpful. I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental relationship where we can think together about whatever is troubling you.
If you are struggling with relationship difficulties, loneliness, anxiety, depression or problems at work then talking to me could help you understand yourself better and enable you to bring improvements to the difficulties you are facing.
I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means that in addition to thinking with you about present difficulties I am trained to help you consider possible root causes of problems. An understanding of why certain types of situation may be particularly painful or difficult can offer the chance to act differently in the future and to avoid repeating unhelpful patterns. Your counselling sessions will be led by you, so that you will be able to use the time each week to explore whatever is on your mind.
I often find that recurrent themes emerge over the course of work with clients, but will always follow your lead in terms of what we discuss together.
What you can expect if you get in touch
You can leave a voicemail, email or get in touch through my website.
I will get back to you within 24 hours and will arrange for us to have a short phone conversation at a time that suits you. This is so you can tell me very briefly your reasons for seeking counselling and so that we can arrange a time to meet.
I offer an initial session at the lower rate of £30. This gives us a chance to get to know each other a little, explore the issues you would like to bring to counselling and decide whether we feel we would be able to work together.
If we are both happy to proceed then at the end of this session we will arrange a regular weekly time to meet. These regular sessions will last for 50 minutes and be charged at £50.
I work at a clinic in the centre of Newbury which is within a few minutes walk of the train station and has plenty of parking close by. The clinic has three consulting rooms which are all comfortable, quiet and private. There is also a waiting area if you arrive early.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling following four years of training accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
I also undertake regular workshops and professional supervision.
It was a requirement of my training that I be in personal therapy for a number of years and I feel that this was highly valuable in helping me understand and work successfully with my clients.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership no. 827936) and follow the ethical guidelines of this professional body.
I have worked in the voluntary sector, for charitable organisations and in private practice, seeing clients in both long and short term relationships. I work with people aged 18 and over and have experience with a wide range of individuals from young adults through to elderly clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £30 for an introductory session. This will last between 50 and 75 minutes and is a chance for us to explore your reasons for seeking counselling.
If we decide to work together we will arrange a time for regular weekly sessions which will last for 50 minutes. I charge £50 for these sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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