“Steve was brilliant. He was easy to talk to, which I thought I would have problems with, as I don’t like talking about myself.”
It can be hard to admit you need help and it takes courage to face up to problems. Talking with a trained therapist in a confidential environment can often be the best way to make sense of what is going on for you.
Even with close friends and family members, it might not feel comfortable to share the most sensitive personal feelings with someone with whom you have an ongoing relationship. Therapy is unique in providing a safe and trusting relationship with someone who is focussed on you, but has no involvement in other parts of your life.
Together, we will work towards processing painful feelings, exploring underlying issues, and challenging outdated and self-defeating behavioural patterns.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I believe in adapting my approach to every individual I work with. To this end, I draw on more than one therapeutic approach, allowing me to be flexible and truly present to the needs of the person I’m working with, rather than having a ‘one size fits all’ approach. This may mean working from a humanistic stance, psychodynamic approaches, using CBT tools when helpful, and from other theories such as attachment or an existential perspective. Most importantly, I will be fully engaged with you and the process.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am guided by, and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
How does it work?
I offer a free initial twenty minute phone call or Zoom meeting, in which we can discuss what you’re looking for, as well as giving you an opportunity to ask any questions about how the process might work. If you feel happy to proceed, we can then arrange a first session either in person or online.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually held at the same place and time every week, although some flexibility can be offered around this.
How many sessions?
We can discuss this at our first session. Some clients may need a short course of therapy and come for six to twelve weeks, while others may require a more long-term and open-ended approach.
Please contact me with any questions.