I work in a person centered way – the belief that every human being is an individual with unique and valid thoughts, and knows instinctively what is best for them.
My aim is to foster your individuality and deepen your self awareness so that you can tap into and trust your inner resources and respond to the challenges in your life, your way. It’s not about giving you advice or deciding what is best for you, but is a collaborative relationship offering support, compassion and empathy so that I can support you to address the concerns that have brought you to therapy.
Our relationship is the most important factor for a successful outcome in therapy and, for me, it’s important to reflect that and be open to the changes in your needs and circumstances as your journey progresses. This may mean drawing upon other models to guide our work, or changing the frequency and nature of your therapy; weekly sessions may become fortnightly or monthly, they may change from face to face to online or perhaps, (weather dependent) we could also incorporate a a walk and talk session- whichever option is the most suitable. What is essential is that we work together to find the best way forward for you!
The first step in therapy is that you feel connected, safe and comfortable in my presence. I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation so we can get to know each other and get a feel for our connection. You can do this by either filling out the contact form or booking an intro call on my profile via https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ If after the call you feel we are a good fit and could work together, we can arrange a suitable time and day and take it from there. If you feel it’s not the right time or if it’s not the right fit then I’m happy to refer you to someone else.
If you are not sure about starting the therapeutic journey and maybe just want to dip your toe, I can offer a one-off session, see here for more information.
Confidentiality, trust and your privacy are very important to me so I will always endeavour to provide a safe and impartial space for you to speak openly and I will take good care of your personal information.