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I am a Senior Counsellor working with Individuals and Couples. SPECIALISING IN: ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, RELATIONSHIPS, SELF DEVELOPMENT AND HEALING FROM THE PAST.
I have over 25 years of Clinical experience to support you in the areas of your life where you feel stuck or traumatised, and to help you build more Confidence in yourself so you can move forwards with clarity and increased self awareness.
I specialise in both Short Term and Long term therapy models, in particular working with Anxiety, Stress, Irritability and Low Mood, Overwhelm, Relationship issues, Self-Sabotaging behaviours and building Self Esteem.
My style of therapy is interactive and relational - I'm interested to have an interactive conversation together with you to help you understand what may going on for you at this time and to look at the growth or healing opportunities for you.
Maybe you'd like to feel you're managing your life better, or able to be less reactive. Maybe you'd like to build up your sense of resilience or feel more resourced to make choices with confidence or clarity.
You may be struggling with a particular problem or feeling a familiar feeling - stuck, unsupported, lonely, sad, depressed, anxious, panicky, overwhelmed, flat, or perhaps frustrated or irritable a lot of the time. We can unpack what is going on for you together to enable you to make sense of what you are feeling and thinking....
It may be a relationship that’s failing or that you are recognising the same patterns playing out in your life. It’s possible you’ve tried coping on your own and talked to family and friends but you still feel stuck and distressed. You may be looking for support or change...
Counselling allows you to build up your self-awareness. To identify what is going on for you and to help you clarify the changes you want to make in your life and to find a way to make positive changes both externally and in your relationship to yourself.....
Over the years I have had numerous professional trainings in different therapeutic models so I work with a broad range of approaches - including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Solution Focussed techniques, Compassion Focussed therapy and Life Coaching etc, however my core training is in Psychosynthesis - an approach acknowledging the distress and pain of your current struggles but which also holds a wider perspective… What is going on here? Why is this happening? What is trying to grow or needs changing? What do I need to let go of here?...
Therefore, what is troubling you currently, may be the very thing that can lead to a positive change, psychological growth and personal fulfilment.
In therapy we can sometimes reflect on the past in order to make sense of your experiences today. Where and why you learned what you believe about yourself still today and how that might hold you back or shape your choices. It can help you make sense of your ideals or expectations in your relationships and beliefs about people etc.....
We look at what is triggering you to understand how your potential could be held back by your past and what you may need to let go of, befriend or to reclaim to be happier...
It can be useful to reflect on your beliefs about yourself and others and what you may be still holding on to from your history. This clarity can be the first step to change.....
The primary focus of our therapy sessions will really be with where you are now and where and how you to live your life going forwards...To get to know the different narratives you have about yourself and to give all the different parts some space to reflect on...
I offer a warm and empathic listening ear and engaging with you in conversation to support you towards something new. Together we can talk about practical ways to help you so you can live a more fulfilling, happier life - functioning in the way you want to be operating.
I work with people in:
* Short Term Counselling - to support you with your current struggles and to help you in an empathic and practical way to understand and accept yourself in more positive, helpful ways and to feel more able to cope in your life.
* Mid/Long Term Counselling - for historical and deeper seated issues. Trauma in your past, Self Empowerment and Development
To support you in:
* Understanding your Anxiety, Worries and Stress and exploring ways to manage panic and concerns. * Low Mood, Sadness and Depression. * Endings, Loss and Bereavement. * Relationship issues. * Childhood and historic issues. * Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem issues.
I offer a sliding scale from £90 - £75 for Individual sessions
Couples Therapy £100/£120
Training, qualifications & experience
After an early career in Psychology, I then trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis as a Counsellor and I have maintained my private practice since 1999. I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling.
I have worked in Schools, Health Centres and Children's Centres as a Counsellor and running groups. I also worked as a University Counsellor helping young and mature students with general life issues and as a Couples Counsellor.
I have undertaken numerous trainings and use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Solution Focused, Creative therapeutic approaches and Life Coaching but my primary training is in Psychosynthesis and Internal Family Systems Therapy. This approach that looks at us as individuals on a journey - with a Body, a Mind and with Feelings. It is important to make sense of our past but it is also very much about looking at what is going on for you now in your present and reviewing where you want to be heading - to understand what might be trying to emerge through this process... In Internal Family Systems Therapy we look at the different parts of you to make sense of what might be holding you back, the different stories you tell yourself; your beliefs about yourself or others...
I have extensive Clinical experience working in both short term and long term therapy. I work for a number of Employee Assistance Providers offering Telephone Counselling, Psychological First Aid and Brief Therapy and now I primarily offer ONLINE THERAPY weekly sessions.
I have worked as a Trauma Consultant for a Resilience and Trauma Management Services Team going on-site to organisations offering Individual Counselling and Group Work to help support people over crises.
I have qualifications and numerous trainings in Couples work and Life Coaching.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship issues - between couples and family members
Coping with relationship breakdown and Divorce
Anxiety and and Stress
Trauma and Psychological First Aid
Addictive Behaviours - Co dependence, compulsive behaviours etc
Empty nest syndrome/Menopausal support
Mid life crises
Loss of meaning, finding purpose and wanting to engage more fully with life.
As a University Counsellor I have experience in working with young adults 18 - 24 years old with a wide range of issues.
£80.00 - £90.00
ONLINE THERAPY (Monday to Thursday)
I offer a sliding scale from £80 - £90 for Individual sessions
Concessionary rates sometimes available
When I work
Daytime Online Sessions available currently.
I can offer a supportive and welcoming space to talk and start to process things through to effect positive change.
Sometimes it can feel difficult getting to the point where you know you want some support ...
I am happy to discuss over the phone to see if we can work together to support you.