Prof. Diploma in Counselling, MA,
Sometimes life can be really challenging
but you don't have to cope alone.
Whether you are feeling alone, going through a stressful situation, finding it hard to
manage, wanting to make change in your life, trying to live with past trauma or simply
don’t know how you feel - counselling can be a way for you to figure out what you need
to thrive in your life.
How I work
I believe you hold the key to your own process and that no shoe fits all.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore what you are going through, find coping strategies, work through feelings, and find understanding. As an integrative and relational counsellor, I work with you to identify your counselling needs and adapt my approach to them so we can find a way forward together. I draw from a core person-centred approach but use elements of Gestalt and psychodynamic practices so that we can use the present and the past to build on the awareness and understanding of your experience. Through our relationship, we can explore your needs and emotions and can identify, work through and create the changes you want to make for yourself.
Areas of experience
I have experience in working with trauma-informed therapy, relationship issues, surviving rape, coping with past sexual abuse, living with loss and grief, depression, anxiety, self-image and self-esteem, exploring sexual and gender identity, loneliness, stress, parenting struggles, working with shame, suicidal feelings and self-harm. I respect and value diversity in our communities.
What to expect
I provide sessions face-to-face in my therapy room, or alternatively I offer sessions via the online platform 'Zoom' or telephone. My practice has been risk-assessed for COVID-19 and is connected to the NHS Test and Trace app.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation where we can meet each other, explore what you are looking for from counselling, and you can ask any questions you have. If you feel comfortable and we feel we can work together. then we will arrange your first session.
If you are looking for short-term exploration, regular long-term support, or just want to check in with how you feel about your life right now, I could be the right counsellor for you.
Fee - £40 per hour (Some concessions available)