Hello and welcome to my page! Whatever brought you here, I am glad that you are looking for professional support.
Whether you are facing a difficult situation in your life right now, or a general sense of unease, confusion, feeling stuck, it is good to have a safe and non-judgemental space to unpack whatever is keeping you from thriving. I help clients to find relief from anxiety, stress, a sense of overwhelm, low self-esteem, loneliness, isolation.
How counselling can help
Inevitably, each of us faces difficulties in life. These can be situational, such as major life crises, bereavement, difficulties in relationships, financial worries, work-related issues. Equally, we can be suffering from longer-standing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem. You might feel overwhelmed and unable to find ways out of the suffering.
Even if you have friends and family around you, it may be difficult to speak to them openly for fear of upsetting them. Besides, well-intentioned friends or family members might offer you advice or just tell you to "think positively". This usually happens because it may be difficult for them to tolerate the depth of the difficult feelings that you are trying to share.
Professionals such as counsellors and psychotherapists are not personally invested in your life circumstances the way your family and friends are. They have been trained to listen with an accepting and non-judgemental attitude. They endeavour to truly hear you and only ask questions that help you to explore the issue at heart, and to find your own answers.
What to expect in your first session
The first session is a chance for you to bring what is troubling you. I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step, especially if this is your first time seeking counselling. This 50-minute no-obligation session is there for you to ask questions and for me to take your history. This allows to decide whether we are the right fit and to agree on further work. To arrange the first session, please contact me on 07922 629546, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For many clients coming to therapy is the first time that they feel heard and accepted unconditionally with warmth and compassion. The first sessions lay the foundation for a strong therapeutic alliance between us so that you can feel safe to explore whatever is troubling you.
How I work
If we agree to work together, it will be in the form of regular weekly 50-minute sessions, usually on the same day and time. We will first look at finding relief for your immediate issue and then decide if longer-term work would be beneficial in achieving more lasting change.
My approach is warm but challenging. The fundamental premise is for you to feel safe and accepted, and to go at your own pace. No subject is off limits, and I offer my full presence to truly hear what may be troubling you.
I believe that only you can be the expert on you and my role is to help you to find insight into the underlying causes of your distress.
As a transpersonal psychotherapist, I also help clients to explore spiritual and existential questions that often emerge due to a life crisis or simply as part of an intentional seeking.
It is my hope that as a result of our work together, you will learn ways to make yourself feel calmer. You will develop self-compassion as an alternative to self-loathing and relentless attacks from your inner critic.
You will learn ways of engaging in relationships more authentically and accept the limitations of human condition. Free from limiting beliefs, life will bring a new-found sense of aliveness and fulfilment.
Please call me on 07922 629546 or email at email@example.com to arrange the first session. If I am unable to answer your call, I will get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to hearing from you!
Training, qualifications & experience
I decided to train as a psychotherapist following my own experience of the change possible through the process of psychotherapy.
Before becoming a therapist I worked as an auditor in one of the big four auditing firms, and in various finance roles in the corporate world.
I am acutely aware of the challenges that can go with climbing the career ladder, especially when you realise that it might be the wrong ladder for you!
- Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London
- M.A. in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Northampton
- I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
I charge £30 for the initial 50-minute assessment session and £60 for subsequent weekly 50-minute sessions.
I have sessions available at 6pm and 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and some day-time appointments on Fridays.