Welcome to my profile and whatever has brought you here today I hope I can help. It takes strength to recognise something is not right in your life and to reach out to find someone to assist you achieve a solution through therapy.
Finding the right therapist is important, someone you connect and feel comfortable with. I offer an initial free session to hear about the issues on your mind and provide you the opportunity to get a feeling for how I work, without any obligation to continue with me.
Building a therapeutic relationship within which you feel comfortable is so important for you to feel safe to explore your own thoughts, feelings or behaviours. I provide a non-judgemental, empathic and confidential space for you to talk about things you might not be able to discuss with anyone else. The benefits of talking therapy are waiting for you to explore.
As well as long term therapy, I offer brief (6-12 sessions) to adults and couples. To ensure that even with the fluctuating COVID-19 lockdown restrictions therapy sessions remain accessible, I work flexibly and provide face to face, online and walk and talk sessions. I understand the pressure of a busy life so offer appointments throughout the day, evening and Saturday mornings to suit your schedule.
How I work
It is part of human nature to try and make sense of life, others and ourselves. Being an attuned therapist who not only seeks to understand your experience, I provide space for you to sort out your problems and pain without judgement, a confidential and empathic working relationship where you can talk about things you might not be able to discuss with anyone else.
I work relationally which means I believe the therapeutic relationship is instrumental to affecting change for you. We would work collaboratively to identify your strengths and areas for growth to enable you to build resilience to bring about change.
Where am I based
I work out of two locations; one in Warnham (this is my main one) and the other in Horsham
A little bit more about me….
Prior to deciding to retrain as a psychotherapist I had a varied career and work history behind me; seamstress, retail security management and investigation as well as hospitality work. My decision came at a difficult time in my personal life and am living proof that life does not have to stay the same forever.
And what about you?
The benefits from counselling can be huge so I encourage you to get in touch with me. Honestly, you have nothing to lose not least as I offer an initial free session so we can look at the issues on your mind and provide you the opportunity to get a feeling for how I work, without any obligation to continue with me.
To reassure you regarding my professional ethics
I abide by the UKATA Code of Ethics (UK Association for Transactional Analysis monitor standards of competence and ethical practise for both trainee and qualified Transactional Analysts). I am fully insured, DBS checked and registered with the Data Commissioner to comply with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR).
Training, qualifications & experience
UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) and offer therapeutic counselling.
My experience is broad, working with adults from 18 to 93 with a range of emotional difficulties including
- Relationship problems
- Childhood issues
- Low self esteem
- Work issues
- Diagnosis of serious illness
- A desire for change in your life
I am trained and experienced in delivering on-line therapy using popular video conferencing software and if you have not tried this before I am happy to test it out with you to remove any first-time fear.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Your initial 30-minute consultation is free
Individual sessions (50 minutes) are on a sliding scale from £30 to £50
Couple sessions (75 minutes) are £70
Please contact me to find out my up to date available appointments.
To explain more about Transactional Analysis (TA).............
The philosophy of TA is that everyone is OK, we all have the capacity to change, and we all decide our own destiny and these decisions can be changed. It is an extremely effective mode of psychotherapy based on a theory of personality and systemic psychotherapy for personal change and personal growth.
I am a qualified counsellor holding the UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis and continue to work towards qualification as a TA psychotherapist.