Natural Health Clinic
98 Cathedral Road
07533 496568 / 07533 496568
A humanistic approach believes that empathy and non-judgment are essential to the healing process that therapy can offer.
I welcome distress in whatever form it manifests, from deep sadness, anger, fear, depression or anxiety, without judgment and without wishing those feelings to be anything other than they are. By noticing our feelings, naming them, and staying with them, we can deepen into our relationship with ourselves and come to know ourselves at a deeper level of being and consciousness.
I understand therapy as being a very creative process, where a client can work towards change by really knowing the places that keep them ‘stuck’ or ‘imprisoned’ in themselves. In deepening into awareness, a client can become clearer about the unconscious steps they may have taken in the past that led them to becoming so distressed or unhappy in themselves, and such awareness can help them to make different choices in the future, or to take greater care of themselves, and to take real ownership of their feelings. I believe that in feeling our feelings, we can become freer to allow new growth and energy into our lives, with the potential to move towards change.
I am deepening into my counselling training by currently taking a masters in Mindfulness Based Core Process psychotherapy, with its focus on staying with feelings and sensations in the body, and enquiring into those emotional areas of distress. Words, images or feelings may surface as a client sits with their bodily feelings and emotions, which can help a client to have a clearer sense of their emotional pain. Messages that we have learnt as children about ourselves may still be subconsciously controlling our lives as adults, and by paying close attention to these messages we can start to feel more empowered about those ‘structures’ and even create new messages for ourselves, which ‘fits’ who we are now.
'Anguish maintains its power only as long as we allow it to intimidate us. If we try to avoid a powerful wave looming above us on the beach, it will send us crashing into the sand and surf. But if we face it head-on and dive right into it, we discover only water.' - Stephen Batchelor
I have been counselling for 5 years, and am currently undergoing further training in mindfulness based psychotherapy. Because of my psychotherapeutic trainee status, I am offering counselling, integrated with mindfulness psychotherapy, at a reasonable £45 an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the first step?
The first step is for you to contact me via phone or email to express your interest in us working together. It is important to find a therapist to work with who feels right for you. This is why I suggest an initial 1 hour consultation - at a reduced fee of £20 - this gives us an opportunity to meet and get a sense of each other ... for you to find out how I work and for me to find out what brings you to psychotherapy.
How long is a session and how often do we meet?
Each session lasts for one hour and if we decide to work together, we will meet on the same day at the same time each week. We will agree on this at our initial consultation. I suggest that we initially commit to working together for six weeks and then review where we are at this point.
How much does it cost?
Therapy is at £45 for the hourly session. As a Member of BACP, I am currently applying for full accreditation with BACP and am also studying the masters in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, having already qualified as a humanistic therapist. So the cost reflects where I am in terms of training and experience.
How long does it take?
I would suggest we work weekly for an initial 8 weeks and have a review at that period to see how the work is going and how you are engaging with the process of therapy. Then we the work would be ongoing and we would continue to work weekly.
What about safety and confidentiality?
The space is welcoming and safe. This is your opportunity to be deeply listened to, and to say or explore things that you may not have found easy to say or explore before. I abide by the BACP Ethical guidelines regarding confidentiality.
Tel: 07533 496568 / 02920 192157 email: email@example.com
Training, qualifications & experience
2016-2020 - MA in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy
2015: MBACP - Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
2011-2015 - Foundation Degree in Humanistic Existentialist Counselling - Vale and Glamorgan College
2015: Private Practice, Natural Health Clinic
2013: Counsellor - Mind
2011: Counsellor - Cruse Bereavement
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
£45 for a 60 minute session.
The first session will be at a reduced rate of £20, to see what therapy with me would be like, and to go through a contract and assessment. This is because it is really important that you feel comfortable with the therapist that you work with.
'If you know you're the ocean, you're not afraid of the waves. The waves are still there, but you're not afraid - there's trust' - Tara Brach (Tarabrach.com)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some evenings, some day time availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|