Counselling and Psychotherapy
As a Person-centred therapist my focus is on each, unique person I meet. Together we can work with whatever it is you bring to therapy. We will negotiate a contract/way of working that is tailored to you.
Depending upon what you need/want/bring we can decide on the number of sessions and manner in which we work.
I can offer online and in-person sessions, or a combination of both.
At the outset of the pandemic, I was initially wary about moving my work online but I have come to embrace and appreciate what online therapy can offer and have made this a permanent feature of my work. If you are interested in online sessions, please read the information sheet, here .
I work online in a number of ways:
Video sessions - these are face to face sessions using video conferencing technology. In these sessions I create the same safe, calm environment online that we would have in person. Depending on your experience of working in this way, we can talk about ways to achieve this. We can negotiate the amount and regularity of sessions to meet your individual circumstances.
I have availability for new online clients on Tuesday and Thursday at various times.
Asynchronous text-based therapy - regular scheduled email communication, using therapeutic and expressive writing techniques. This type of therapy is suitable for people who are comfortable with communicating in writing and who like the flexibility of not being confined to specific session times.
I have a limited number of 'in-person' sessions available on Friday mornings.
Since graduating as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2009 I have worked as a counsellor and supervisor within colleges and charities and in Private Practice. I also teach on a Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling.
Advanced Certificate in Online Counselling 2021
Diploma in Supervision, The Link Centre, 2018
Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Brighton University, 2009
BA (Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status in Education with Mathematics, Warwick University, 1995
In order to stay well informed and up to date with my knowledge I regularly undertake further training.
Courses I have attended recently include:
Covid and Trauma
Working with Grief and Trauma
Therapeutic Writing Practice.
I have been a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2007, and am listed on their register .
I achieved BACP Accredited status in 2015.
As a member of the BACP I work within their Ethical Framework and am committed to providing a confidential and professional counselling and psychotherapy service.
Counselling/ Psychotherapy sessions are £50 for 50 minutes online or £60 for a 50 minute 'in-person' session.
Payment is made by bank transfer before the session.
What is the Person-Centred Approach?
For more information on different types of counselling, please click here.
The entries that best describe how I work are Person-centred, Phenomenological, Existential and Humanistic.