HOW I WORK
I offer a warm, friendly empathic and understanding approach. I can connect with a range of people on varied issues. I do not believe in one psychological approach to fit all. I strongly feel all people are unique in the way we think, feel and perceive our world. I like to be driven by what you need.
We will work together to have a clear agreed way of working that includes our boundaries and expectations. We will not start any counselling until we are both happy with this. Initially I will ask you to explain your reasons for attending Counselling and what you are hoping to achieve from your sessions. I will also invite you to share your background, your family, interests etc.
At times, I may sensitively challenge you by asking you to reflect and consider issues from a different perspective. Or to make links with the past which you may not have thought about before.
I work one to one with people, aged 18 + years, on a weekly or fortnightly basis, depending on your needs and circumstances. Most people require more than one session to help overcome issues, therefore I offer short, medium or longer- term work. I will invite you regularly to review your progress and see where you wish to go next.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their Ethical Framework. I strive to uphold and adhere to the BACP’s clear working principles, morals and values, which aim to put the client at the heart of Counselling.
I offer to provide you with a trusting therapeutic relationship which will enable you to feel open and honest, safe and confident to discuss your issues, making the most of your Counselling sessions.
Please call or email me to arrange a free 30 minute, no obligation meeting to discuss if Counselling is right for you, why you feel counselling may help you and if you feel comfortable working with me.
Further sessions are £40 per session, which normally last about 1hr and will need to be paid by cash or BACS.