My approach to counselling
Does any of this sound familiar?
- You are very self-critical
- You usually imagine the worst case scenario
- You overthink decisions
- You find negative feedback very hard to handle
- You replay your interactions repeatedly
- You find it hard to put worries aside
If your answer is yes, you are experiencing anxiety to some degree. If anxiety is getting in your way, the above may well lead to excessive worry when encountering situations like –
- Travelling and/or going out
- Interacting with unfamiliar people or going to new places
- Starting or joining conversations
- Making eye contact
- Showing anxious symptoms
- Making a mistake in public
If you regularly rearrange your life in order to avoid these and other situations, anxiety is interfering with day to day life. Counselling can help.
Using a combination of counselling and coaching, my Anxiety therapy can help you to:
Manage panic attacks
Increase your confidence
Decrease the overly critical voice
Teach you how to be assertive
Receive criticism without being broken by it
Break out of isolation
Make the most of your life
Put most simply- Your confidence will increase allowing you to deal with the new, make decisions and engage in relationships without the over-thinking and fear.
Counselling will take a commitment of your time and money so, it is always worth considering whether it is the right time for you. I offer an initial session at reduced cost so we can meet, see how we get along and, decide how you would like to proceed.
There are also some useful articles on this website that can help you decide.
If you are ready, I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a degree in Psychology, a Certificate in counselling skills and a Post Graduate Diploma In Person Centred/Existential Counselling. I continue to learn and train through courses and workshops.
Before starting private practice, I worked as a student counsellor for London Metropolitan University, a staff counsellor at Mayday Hospital and for Carers Support West Sussex as a counsellor and assessor.
I am a member of AnxietyUK as a registered therapist and a member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their ethical framework which can be found here - https://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/about-us/code-of-ethics
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Concessions offered for
First session is £20 payable in cash at the end of the session
Weekday appointments £45
Weekend appointments £50
I do keep a few concessionary spaces, I am always happy to discuss them so please ask if you would like to be offered one of these.
Payment is usually made at the end of each session by cash or cheque but can also be paid by bank transfer at the end of each month.
Daytime and evening appointments are available. Earliest appointment 9.30am and last appointment (begins) at 7.30pm