Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Face-to-face appointments
Your face-to-face appointments will take place, usually once a week, in my therapy room. I have created an environment that offers a safe, tranquil, and confidential space to put you at ease. Speaking about difficult personal issues can be very challenging, so I have taken the time to create a space that will help you to be as comfortable as possible during your therapy sessions.

Telephone appointments
I offer telephone appointments should you find that easier than attending in person. Telephone appointments would also usually take place once a week, the same way as face-to-face appointments are scheduled.

I am fully qualified to provide telephone counselling to people who it would suit better. This service is designed for people who would be more comfortable or for who it would be more convenient, whether able-bodied or disabled.

As a disabled person myself and with real-world experience of the barriers that disabled people face, I understand that telephone appointments are an effective way of accessing my support.

Face-to-face and telephone sessions are charged at £40 per session.

Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

I draw upon a suite of different therapeutic methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), which is a taking therapy which can help you to manage your problems by changing the way that you think about things, Transactional analysis, and other techniques.

Using this multi-discipline approach to counselling and psychotherapy means that she can access a menu of skills that she can use to wrap the therapy around the needs of each individual client, rather than shoe-horning them into one therapy because it’s the only one that’s available.

Individually Tailored Therapy

Whatever stage you are in life, there could be things that have happened recently, or in the past that affect your life today. You could suffer common mental health issues such as stress, depression or anxiety, or need support overcoming a trauma or abuse.

Through counselling you can begin to access your feelings and thoughts, then begin training your mind to respond in ways that help you deal with them.

Treatment Specialities

Bereavement & Grief

Bereavement & Grief

The death of someone you are close to can be an emotionally traumatic experience. You may feel intense emotions that are not easy to cope with. Most people going through a bereavement or loss have the support of friends or family, and that’s often enough. But sometimes it isn’t, and that’s where a little extra support can help.

Depression

Depression

Sadness, feeling down, and a loss of interest or enjoyment in daily activities are feelings that we all have from time to time. But if they are regular and affect our day-to-day lives, it may be that those feelings are caused by depression. It is a common problem, and one that persists, but with the right support, one that can be managed.

relationships

Relationships

Relationships are the connections between you and other people, whether friends, partners or family. Sometimes events, trauma or challenges can get in the way of positive relationships, and it can be difficult to identify the real issues, and how to navigate back to a well-balanced connection with those people.

addiction

Addiction

Addiction means craving something intensely and losing control over its use. It is considered a harmful mental health issue and could take the form of drug or alcohol abuse, gambling or something else where its continued use results in harmful and potentially life-changing consequences.

Trauma including PTSD

Trauma including PTSD

Trauma and traumatic events can result in life-changing effects, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Someone may have suffered or witnessed a trauma. The trauma may be physical, but it can be the result of emotional or psychological trauma too. Symptoms may include severe anxiety, flashbacks and nightmares, as well as uncontrollable thoughts.

Change of Identity due to Disability

Change of Identity due to Disability

Personal identity helps us as people to make sense of the world around us and the place that we have in it. For people with disabilities, whether from birth or afterwards, identity can be a powerful tool, but understanding what that is and reconciling a disability with the world and how to thrive in it can be the real challenge.

Online & Telephone Counselling - Certified Counsellor
BACP registered member
MHS Registrant
DIGITAL CREDENTIAL - Working with Trauma - mental health academy