I am an experienced integrative counsellor. I completed my degree in Psychology with First Class Honours at the University of Surrey in 1996. I subsequently trained as a counsellor and have now been counselling for over ten years.
It can feel a bit daunting to know where to start in finding the right therapist so I will tell you a little bit about the way we would work together collaboratively.
In essence I aim to offer you a safe and supportive space where together we can explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing.
I will offer you feedback on what I observe and any patterns of behaviour or thought processes that might be hindering you.
This can be helpful and may give you some insights about yourself and how sometimes experiences from your past might be affecting you today.
If you are feeling stuck and seeking more meaning and purpose in your life together we can look at ways to develop inner resources and facilitate change.
Counselling can also be helpful in gaining acceptance over past events and be a reparative healing experience resulting in feeling more present and positive about your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I believe in a holistic approach and that counselling can have a beneficial effect on the body's physical health as well as helping cognitively and emotionally.
My postgraduate training includes a one year course on the embodied therapist.
I have also studied on a one year course on attachment and I have a particular interest in how our attachment styles, which are formed in childhood, can influence our "choices", both conscious and unconscious, in our adult relationships.
I have worked with people with the following difficulties:
- Low self esteem and low confidence
- Bereavement and loss including miscarriage and still birth
- Anxiety, depression and low mood
- Stress and feeling overwhelmed by the demands of modern life
- Lack of meaning and purpose in life
- Life transitions e.g. "empty nest syndrome"
- Identity and body image
- Family difficulties
The counselling I offer can be long or shorter term depending on your needs.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
Each fifty-minute counselling session costs £60. You can pay by cash or cheque at the end of each session.
I offer a fifty-minute initial consultation for £30. This is an opportunity for us to meet each other, to explore your expectations of counselling, and to consider how we may best work together. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions or discuss any anxieties you may have about counselling, and to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.
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