“What you seek is seeking you”.
What I offer
I offer a warm, caring, non-judgemental space where listening, hearing your story and providing a place of reflection, will be at the core of our work together. In a co-creative way, we will find a space where you feel safe, respected and heard – a space where awareness, understanding and compassion can grow and change will begin to feel possible.
My main working style is from a ‘Relational’ and integrative perspective, working alongside and with you through whatever brings you to therapy/counselling. I find relational Transactional Analysis to be a useful starting point where “I’m OK you’re OK” is a key principle that will underpin our work together, building trust and safety.
I provide a compassionate and safe environment to explore whatever your situation and concerns bring. Building resilience to cope with life’s challenges is an important part of my work. Initially, it can be important to work to reduce the symptoms of your pain and distress Listening and really ‘hearing’ what lives in you. If helpful I may use diagrams, mindfulness, body regulation and so forth in order to strengthen your ‘here and now’ self. It may be that patterns from the past have ingrained themselves into the way you respond to stressful situations and part of our work may be to explore these, bring them to awareness, and start the process of letting go and change – being the best of who you are.
I offer a free initial telephone/zoom conversation where you have the opportunity to get a sense of me and how I work. We can talk about what brings you to therapy and what changes you would hope for. I believe that change happens within a relationship founded upon empathy – where you really feel heard and valued for who you are and who you hope to be. This initial conversation is important to see if we have the feeling/intuition that our relationship can grow and develop. If we decide to work together.
I work with adults and adolescents.
My current fees are £50 per session online/phone and £55 face to face. Some concessions are available.
Member of UKATA, UKCP and BACP.