- Sessions are 50 minutes, weekly, over zoom or by phone
- I work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – afternoons and evenings
- There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions – this is personal to each client’s needs. I structure my work with all clients with regular check ins reflect on your progress and developing goals for therapy
- I offer a free 30-minute introductory session in which you can ask any questions you may have and get a sense of what working with me could be like
- Sessions cost £55
The type of counselling I offer is called Person-Centred Therapy. The philosophy behind it centres the idea that people can experience healing and growth in a therapeutic relationship that offers empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard.
In a session, it is completely up to you what we talk about, and I won’t be giving you homework or getting you to do any particular exercises. I believe you are the expert on your own story. My job is to stay alongside you while you take your own pace. You will find me asking questions to check my understanding and help me see the world through your eyes. I won’t tell you what to do but I will offer reflections to help you deepen your exploration and connect to patterns in your thinking. There is no obligation to speak about anything you don’t want to, and there is no subject too big or too small to bring.
As a Person-Centred therapist, I also believe that when I am working, I don’t turn into a kind of professional blank slate – I always bring myself. This doesn’t mean I would ever interrupt your session to talk about myself, but that my life experiences and personality inform who I am as a therapist. I don’t think two therapists with the same qualifications are interchangeable with each other – what makes one therapist the perfect fit for you would make them the wrong fit for someone else. This is one of the reasons I offer a 30-minute free introductory session – so you can get a good sense of whether I’m the right person for you.
I chose to focus on working online and by phone (and will continue to do so regardless of future developments with the pandemic) because it is one way to make therapy more accessible. I am passionate about people being able to connect with a therapist who really gets them. You should be able to get great therapy even if you’re living alone on a remote island with a herd of goats. (Fingers crossed you and those goats get decent WIFI.)