Client Issues I have experience working with:
Addiction, Alcohol Misuse, Abuse, Anxiety, Affairs, Bullying, Bereavement, Betrayal, Cancer, Carer support, Child Related Issues, Childhood Trauma, Couple issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Drug Use, Eating Disorders, Emotional Abuse, Family Relationships, Gambling, Infertility, Identity, Low Self Esteem, Loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, Pain, Perinatal Mental Health, Postnatal Depression, Post Detox Support, PTSD, Pregnancy and Birth, Psychosis, Relationships, Recovery and Rehabilitation, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Separation and Divorce, Sexual abuse, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Terminal Illness,Trauma.
This is not a complete list, I work with a wide range of issues and client experiences. I welcome all enquiries so please get in touch if you would like to know more. I am happy to have an informal chat over the phone and treat all enquiries in strict confidence.
I am also able to provide counselling for trainee counsellors who are working towards their diploma level qualification.
Person Centred Counselling
For me, Person Centred Counselling means I offer a therapeutic counselling partnership which is based on solid foundations of empathy, respect, and acceptance. The partnership is warm, attentive, open and honest. Offering you time and space to explore who you are without judgement, criticism or advice.
I will do my best to understand your world and be with you as you begin to make sense of it. We will work together, tailoring the therapeutic process so you are able to focus on what is important to you. Helping you feel or express emotion with understanding and insight. Rediscovering your sense of self and empowering you to make decisions or changes that enable personal growth, resilience, recovery or a sense of peace within your world.
You are your own best expert and given the right conditions and time you can become more resourceful and content with being you.
The Counselling Room
We'll begin the counselling relationship by establishing a counselling agreement (contract). We will tailor the agreement to your needs. We'll discuss it and work within its boundaries. This includes your agreement to work together. I'll ask for your consent that I may hold your personal information for the purposes of the therapeutic relationship. Please see my privacy statement for information on how your personal information is held.
The space is then yours to bring whatever you need to bring. It may just come out in a rush or you may have very specific things you want to talk about. I will be guided by what is important to you and to your pace. Therapy is challenging and at times you might feel vulnerable. I will work sensitively and ethically to help you find your way.
Therapy is usually weekly and this helps the therapeutic partnership to establish quickly. Building trust, openness and connection. However, I will work with what you are able to do and support your decisions for your own therapy. I work with clients over the short and long term.
If you wish to work using a more structured approach, integrative counselling is also offered.
Individuals per hour: £55.00
Specialist referrals and E.A.P £60.00
Payment is by cash taken during the counselling session. I kindly ask that all clients ensure they have the means to pay for their counselling session on the day. Please note I am unable to offer debit or credit card payments. If you wish to pay via PayPal or bank transfer, I ask that payment is made in advance. Receipts will be given. Please note, If you are attending for the first time payment is requested in advance of the appointment.
Trainee counsellors and psychotherapists by arrangement. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. I welcome all enquiries relating to training criteria.
I can offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for individuals on a low income.
Please let me know if you are unable to attend your booked appointment. A fee is applicable if less than 24 hours notice is given (£27.50) and a full session fee (£55-£75) will be charged if there is no notice. I'd much rather work with clients than charge a fee, so do let me know in good time. Thank you.