Our emotional wellbeing deserves the same attention as our bodies. The wear and tear of life takes its toll on all of us. We may notice patterns in our relationships, unwanted thoughts, recurrent situations that make us unhappy, but we can’t seem to change them. You may be struggling with bereavement. Major life events can trigger painful responses - from moving house, stress at work and retirement, to separation and seeing the children leave home. Perhaps you're just aware of persistent low mood and difficulties in relationships at home or at work. Life can reach a pinch point when we need the right help to get ourselves back into balance.
I listen to the deep stories of human lives, creating an empathic space to explore current and deep-seated issues. My psychodynamic training helps identify the roots of current problems. As an experienced therapist, I draw on a raft of methods including humanistic and interpersonal to work on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, loss and early trauma. I work with adult individuals, face to face, in weekly 50 minute sessions. The number of sessions will be unique to each individual, and in our initial meeting, we can discuss what feels right for you.
The right help can bring our lives back into balance and help us be properly mindful of our wellbeing as we move on with life. Sometimes a few sessions are enough; some people choose to go deeper.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have nine years experience as a qualified counsellor working with adult individuals. I offer long- and short-term therapy for a wide range of issues. My qualification is in psychodynamic counselling but continuing professional development in a range of methods informs my practice and I take an integrative approach.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Leicester. My training and clinical practice placement lasted five years. Since then, alongside the rich experience which comes with working with clients, each year I attend a range of courses and workshops to broaden my practice, with an ongoing interest in brief psychodynamic therapy, neuroscience and psychotherapy, and creative writing therapy. I have regular supervision for my counselling with a BACP accredited supervisor. I'm a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Conforming to the BACP Code of Ethics and discussing my work with my supervisor ensures that my practice is safe and ethical.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are:
£35 for an initial consultation
£42 for each session
Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes
PRACTICAL INFORMATION and FIRST STEPS
Make an initial contact by email or phone to arrange a consultation. If I'm unable to answer the phone in person, leave a message on the answerphone giving at least a first name and a contact number. This is a practice-only line and no one but me will hear your details. I will phone back as soon as I can and will speak only to the person named.
At the first consultation, we'll explore your needs and whether counselling with me is a good option. This is a first step and does not commit you to a course of therapy. There are different 'styles' of counselling and it's OK to ask about this at the initial meeting. I will ask questions to help me decide whether I am the right person to offer the therapy you are seeking. The initial consultation will last 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is on-street parking outside and a number of bus stops within 10 minutes walk. The practice is on the ground floor, but clients must be able to manage steps.
Types of client