How I work

I work with people on an individual basis (please note I am not a couples counsellor).  In my private practice I work with adults and young people from the age of 18 upwards.

To explore any of the theories and ways of working please click on the links for more information.  I work as an integrative counsellor which means I use different theoretical approaches within my work.  The theories I have been trained in and use in my work are person-centred, psychodynamic and existential.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes.  During the first session, we will talk about what counselling involves and how we might work together.  We can also look at how the confidentiality of sessions works, any expectations, hopes or worries you may have and you can of course ask me any questions.  Therapy can be short term, for a few sessions or longer term, depending on your needs.

 

My areas of experience include

Anxiety

Depression

Stress

Bereavement and loss

Abuse

Family issues

Low self esteem

Anger

Self harm

Suicidal thoughts

Dissociation

Panic attacks

 

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and they have put together some helpful information about what happens in therapy which you can read about here.