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My name is Patty and I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, is something happening in life thats getting in the way of family or friendships?
I practice from the integrative modality which means I use different theories to support my work addressing detrimental thoughts or challenging emotions. My preferred approach looks at understanding why we respond to certain situations in the ways that we do in the 'here and now', by appreciating many of our adult responses are formed due to hurtful experiences in our childhood, or the 'there and then'. Through my work in the NHS I have experience if you are looking for shorter or long term support.
Life often carries so many stressors, it is these unhealthy learned responses that often keep us locked in cycles of stress and prevent us from enjoying life and our relationships in it. This can help us understand why we sometimes feel overwhelmed in situations that are emotionally triggering, which is often the case if we experience anxiety, depression, self harming or self injurious behaviours or behaviours we know to be unhealthy but feel powerless to stop.
Every client is different and it is important that any intervention is tailored to your individual needs. As such for some clients a longer form of therapy to understand relational wounds from childhood may be appropriate. Other clients may be looking for a shorter term intervention to solve a specific problem.
Please feel free to email or contact me by telephone. I am happy to offer an initial telephone / online consultation to discuss your goals of therapy. If you feel we are a good mix we can decide how to proceed from there. I work using a non judgemental and compassionate approach as I appreciate how brave it is to share our biggest difficulties. I maintain a strong ethical approach to ensure your wellbeing is at the core of any work we do together.
Maybe you are looking to feel 'normal' or 'happy'? Let's work out what that means for you, because each person's 'normal' or 'happy' can be vastly different! Whatever has led you to seek out counselling, by working together I really believe solutions can be found.
I also work with couples. If you are experiencing emotional challenges or barriers in your relationship and you would like to navigate these feel free to contact me to discuss further.
Please be aware, to maintain a healthy work / life balance I do not respond to messages after 6pm, on weekends of bank holidays. I will respond to any emails as soon as possible on the next working day.
Well done for reaching out! x
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2022 Integrative Couples Therapy Diploma
- MSc 2020 Integrative Psychotherapy
- TA 101 2020
- BA (Hon) 2004 Community Justice
- BSc (Hon) 2000 Criminology
I have worked in community and custodial rehabilitation settings since 2002. During this time I have worked with a range of challenging behaviours, including anxiety and depression, childhood trauma, unhealthy intimate relationships, addictive behaviours, self harm, violence and abuse. I believe the key to addressing many of these difficulties is through building a strong rapport in our relationship. During our time together we can learn to understand the patterns of why you respond in certain ways. Understanding these patterns provide you with a choice to make changes. This allows you the opportunity to overcome the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are stopping you achieving the best version of you.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Individual clients priced at £50 per session, couples clients £65
When I work
For both individual clients and clients who attend as a couple I work on a weekly sessions that last for 50 minutes.
I currently either work on line or via telephone or from the NG4 area of Nottingham.