What I Offer
If you are interested in working with me, using the contact information below to get in touch we can arrange a free 20 min initial online or telephone session. We can briefly chat about your needs from counselling and get a feel for each other.
If you then choose to go ahead – which you don’t have to do on the spot. we will arrange a mutually convenient date and time to begin a 50-minute weekly session which can be face to face or online. In some circumstances I may be able to accommodate a combination of both depending on availability.
The first session will include some paperwork, and getting to know in a bit more depth what it is you want from your therapy sessions.
You don’t need to decide straight away whether you are looking for a shorter fixed term of sessions – usually 16-20 sessions. Or, longer-term/open-ended therapy. Often this only emerges once you have started counselling.
I recommend working together for 6-8 consecutive sessions before doing a short review to check in how therapy is working for you and that I am able to meet your needs.
I have experience in dealing with many of the issues that people face daily, such as:-
- Anxiety – GAD, Social and Health Anxiety
- Childhood trauma
- Emotional Eating
- General Issues
- Relationship problems (not couples)
- Pressures of work
- PMT and PMDD
- Menopause/Peri Menopause
- Major life changes
- Neurodiversity in adulthood
Vulnerability is not winning or losing;
it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control of the outcome.
Vulnerability is not weakness, it’s our greatest measure of courage.
How I Work
The Clarkson Five Relational Model that forms the basis of my training provides a strong framework, to which I can integrate and utilise aspects of different counselling theories. This provides a tailormade therapy experience for every client. Over the course of our sessions a therapeutic relationship begins to develop, with each of us bringing our uniqueness.
Areas Of Speciality
Prior to setting up in Private Practice I worked for a women’s counselling charity. Through this and my own life experiences and therapy, I chose to specialise in supporting women’s issues, with the emphasis being on those diagnosed later in life as being neurodiverse as well as the effects of life changes such as perimenopause and menopause.