About me and my Ethos:
I believe in creating a good foundation for the work that we do. This means being honest, transparent, understanding, compassionate and not judging you on your past or life choices. We will work at your pace and in a collaborative manner.
When I work with clients, I listen with an educated ear, to help you break down those really messy and difficult feelings. I’m here to help you understand and manage these feelings. I truly believe that this mix builds a good therapeutic relationship, which is the key for effective therapy.
In our busy lives and with the difficult times we have all encountered over the past 2 years, I have gained experience in online work, so I am very confident in this way of working and can offer video and audio calls. So we can discuss any concerns you have about working in this way.
Do you need therapy?
Are you feeling lost? Trying to understand yourself better and make some changes, but feeling stuck and that your thoughts and behaviours are stopping you from making progress. Do you feel that your self esteem is stopping you from doing things that you have always wanted to do? Do you struggle with ‘I can’t’ thoughts that make you feel low in mood?
Do you wish you could put your needs first and not worry about everyone else’s? Do you often feel exhausted and not good enough? Does this leave you feeling angry and resentful? Do you often struggle to express how you feel to those around you?
Do you have a desire to change and want techniques to help you manage these situations better?
Are you ready for a change?
What I offer:
I work from a person-centred approach, which means I want to understand how you view your world, how your experiences have impacted your thoughts and beliefs. I would like to help you on your journey of recovery. Overall I want to help you achieve your goals and be more accepting of yourself. To be kinder and more compassionate towards yourself.
The CBT model of therapy has a way to help you change your thinking style, behaviour and feelings. It can also help improve your self esteem/ confidence and see things from a different perspective. This opens the door to choices and you having a better relationship with yourself.
Whether you have tried things in the past, but they haven’t worked or you really would like to speak to someone about gaining therapy, then please send me an email or call me for a free 20 minute chat to see if I can help you.
What to expect from your first session and beyond?
If you decide to work with me, our first couple of sessions will involve us completing an assessment, this provides me with a clearer picture of your life story and we can then discuss what goals you would like to work towards. From that point we will focus the work on helping you achieve these goals at your pace.
To provide you with a safe and confidential space to discuss your difficulties. So send an email or call me and we can have a chat about your needs and if I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 14 years of working in Mental Health.
I have experience working with children and adults
Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Practice (Merit) - University of London, Birkbeck College.
Postgraduate diploma in Cognition Behavioural Therapy (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) - Royal Holloway
Master of Science (MSc) - Cognitive Neuropsychology - Oxford Brookes University
Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Psychology - Staffordshire University
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
My fees are:
- The first 2 sessions - £85.00
- 60 minute session - £85.00
- 90 Minute session - £110.00
Students - 60 minute session - £65.00
90 minute session - £100.00
Please contact me to discuss times and days for sessions.
Please contact me, in order for us to arrange a free 15/20 minute call to see how I can help.
Once we have made contact and you feel that I can help, I will book you in for our first appointment. I will send you some start up documents, which just need to be completed and sent back to me via email. Then we can start your therapy journey together.
With the current Covid-19 crisis I am offering online therapy via Zoom or over the telephone. This is to help keep us all safe.