How I can help you

When was the last time you felt truly listened to?

Counselling is just that: time to share whatever is on your mind and to make sense of everything that is going on in your life at the moment. Unlike when sharing problems with friends and family, there is no need to worry that you are burdening anyone, oversharing, or monopolising the conversation.

To give you this I provide my undivided attention and neutral position, free of judgement. Sessions are 50 minutes - the 'therapeutic hour' - and usually take place weekly, although based on schedule and budget we may decide to do things more or less frequently. It's up to you!

Everything we talk about is confidential, and you set the goals, pace and depth of sessions - it's your time. I adhere to the ethical guidelines set by the BACP to ensure I am offering you the very best professional standard.

You may not know if counselling is right for you; that's okay! People choose to see a counsellor for many reasons, and things don't have to be at crisis level to reach out. As a guide, the areas I work with include, but are not limited to:

• Anger Management
• Anxiety
• ASD/Asperger Syndrome
• Bereavement
• Depression
• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
• Personal Development
• Phobias
• Self-esteem
• Self-harm
• Sexuality
• Stress

If you are are unsure if I may be able to help you with a particular concern, please do get in touch - I'll be glad to help.

My Approach

I have an MSc in Integrative Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP. The integrative approach understands that no single school of thought or set of techniques will work for everyone, but allows a great deal of flexibility in ensuring you get what you need from counselling. It is distinct from eclectic therapy, which also draws on multiple techniques, by the fact that multiple approaches are tied together by a unifying theory. If you would like to know more about my approach, please get in touch. The BACP has a very helpful page explaining many different approaches, which can be found here.

Above all, relationship has been found to be the single most important factor in how successful any form of therapy is. It is important to make sure the counsellor you see is a good fit for you and you are able to feel comfortable and supported in that professional relationship.

We will discuss your hopes and expectations from counselling, be it long- or short-term work, during our free initial session. For pricing, please see my current rates here, or contact me directly to discuss your needs.