How I work
I am fully qualified Integrative Relational Counsellor. Which means I draw upon a variety of skills and approaches depending on your needs and personality. Developing a trusting relationship is vital for counselling to be effective and it is therefore important that you understand and feel comfortable with me and the process.
During our first session, you will have the opportunity to experience what its is like to work with me and whether it's right for you. I see clients with a wide range of issues and rest assured that no matter how big or small the problem seems to you, you will be treated with warmth and respect.
I offer weekday and Saturday morning sessions and would recommend that our sessions take place at the same time each week. Each session will last 50 minutes. I can work short term with weekly sessions lasting 8-12 weeks or long term with weekly sessions open ended. This is something we can decide depending on your circumstances and needs.
The work I do is based around the following theories:
Psychodynamic: Examining childhood experiences, to see what shadows influence how we behave in the present day in adulthood.
Humanistic: the creation of honest and supportive dialogue between two people that is warm, empathetic that offers a space for healing. This allows for whatever feels important to emerge.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): This approach is designed to challenge the meaning we attach to thoughts and behaviour.
Some of the issues I work with include:
Feelings of loneliness or isolation
Life transitions - redundancy, career change
Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive.
Sessions cost £50 for 50 minutes. I offer a discounted fee of £30 for the first session.
Concession are available.
Some reduced rates may be available, please contact me to discuss.
Payment is by cash or direct bank transfer only. Cheques are not accepted.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with a BA (Hons) from The University of Middlesex in Integrative Relational Counselling. I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I abide by their strict code of ethics. I attend regular supervision with a BACP registered supervisor and I am committed to ongoing training and development as per the BACP guidelines.
As well as my private practice, I have experience working as a counsellor at a NHS GP surgery. I also work as a counsellor at a local Carers Support charity.
I have a BA(Hons) in History and Applied Business Economics from The University of Surrey and spent my early career working in the City of London and Canary Wharf.