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Outdoor and online therapy

About me


As a human first and a therapist second, I don’t have all my shit together. However, I know some things and I have an uncanny ability to make people feel safe and comfortable; I have helped lots of people get relief about all sorts from anxiety, sexual assault, domestic abuse, bereavement, parenting, infidelity and childhood difficulties.

I am an integrative psychotherapist working outdoors and on Zoom with a variety of people from those who might be a bit lost to those who have experienced multiple, varied traumas.

My particular interest is in normalising thoughts and feelings, and helping people connect to one or the other in a friendly, sometimes humourous way, when they may have lost that ability over time. I have done additional training in trauma and neuroscience so I can add the theory to the practical and help make sense of the non-sensical. Even if that means we accept it just doesn’t make sense!

Talking therapy is a great medium for healing and discovery, but so is metaphor and creativity.  If you feel just talking might not be all that you need, we can also use images, objects and anything else that connects with you - it's about making your therapy work for you.

My aim as a therapist is to help you find clarity, a way through, and to feel supported while you do this.

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I provide outdoor therapy at Wollaton Park year-round.  Walk and talk therapy has become more widespread in recent years, and for good reason.  The movement of the body can help to move energy/emotion, the regular motion can be soothing and the side-by-side position we have can take the pressure off face-on talking.  Using the environment to inspire your session or resource you as you work through your stuff adds an important 'third being' to your therapy.

There is no obligation to walk however; finding a spot and sitting for the session is possible, as is a mixture of the two, and anything else you fancy.  My modality is humanistic with a person-centred core and integrative philosophy which essentially means I follow you and where you want to go only interjecting to facilitate exploration.

Unless the weather is dangerous, any eventuality can be useful in the therapeutic process so I encourage appropriate clothing rather than postpone.

For those that may be uneasy about meeting in person, or just prefer a different way of working, I also offer sessions by Zoom or telephone.

I am experienced with post-traumatic stress, addiction, dissociation, anxiety, depression, sexual violence, domestic abuse, confusion, mother/daughter conflicts and relationship difficulties, I can offer a space to explore the effect this has on your life.

I offer a free, no obligation 15 minute telephone consultation to allow you to get a sense of what you can expect from therapy with me and ask any questions you have.  I welcome email correspondence also.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the BSc (Hons) in humanistic and integrative counselling and psychotherapy at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham.

Ongoing professional development around shame, trauma, outdoor therapy, dreamwork, sex, diversity, neuroscience and using creativity.

I have six years' experience working with relational/attachment trauma and post-traumatic stress which includes the adaptations created to deal with the trauma such as alcohol/substance problems, poor relationships, difficult relationship with food etc.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Outdoor therapy.  Walk and talk.  Zoom.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wollaton Park - Thursday

Rushcliffe Country Park - Friday

Zoom - flexible

Further information

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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online and telephone sessions require only appropriate hardware and software. There are two steps up to the door where I do in-person assessments. Wollaton Park and Rushcliffe Country Park have accessible paths.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

An SPTI trainee supervisor offering reduced-price (while qualifying) creative; traditional-integrative; outdoor; storytelling supervision.

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