What is therapy?
Counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about issues that are affecting your life; anything that may be confusing, painful, difficult or uncomfortable. It is a space to explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and consider all aspects, alternatives, and make some changes, should you wish. It allows you to speak to someone who is trained to listen attentively and to support you in a non-judgmental way.
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor.
In plain English, that means I will encourage you to consider your feelings, and take responsibility for your thoughts, actions, choices. The emphasis will be on your self-development and achieving your potential.
I use my knowledge of several distinct theories, primarily drawing on the Person-centred therapy of Carl Rogers, and including Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Existentialism and Jungian therapy, applying them seamlessly in a way that is best for your needs.
I provide online counselling to individual adults, and have a particular interest in Highly Sensitive Persons and working with parents of Highly Sensitive Children.
My clients have brought a variety of issues including:
- Eating Disorders
- Low Self-Confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Post-traumatic stress
- Relationship Issues
- Suicidal feelings
- Terminal illness
- Work Related Issues
What can you expect when looking to start therapy?
You can set up an initial online session, for one hour, and have the opportunity to share your reasons for coming to therapy and ask any questions you may have. You will also experience working with me and can then decide if you wish to continue, outside of the session. There is no pressure from my side to continue, nor any obligation on your part to do so; it is about your getting the right help you need. It has been proven that the bond that develops between client and counsellor is vital to help the therapeutic process: I recommend you see more than one therapist initially, before deciding on the best “fit” for you.
If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment to start counselling, please contact me on:
Tel: 07421 046591 +44 7421 04 65 91
Worldwide on-line via Whereby, Zoom
I use secure platforms meeting requirements for safety and security. You would need to be in a private space free from interruptions and noise with a reasonable internet speed. I understand that for some the thought of online therapy may appear daunting, even if you have used online video recently to stay in touch with friends and family. I prefer to use Whereby, and would simply send you a link via email for you to click on from your computer, or laptop; for tablet, or smartphone you would need to download their app.
Apart from no visuals, telephone counseling is very similar to video. You would need to be in a private space free from interruptions and noise with reasonable reception if using a mobile. Having access to a landline is worth having in case of unforeseen technical issues. If privacy at home is at a premium, you could perhaps use a vehicle for your “office” and it might be possible to be outside in a garden, or even in a public place providing you are mindful of your safety and privacy.
Therapy via Email
We would book a specific day/time as a cut-off for you to send me your email; I would then respond within 48 hours of receipt. You would need to use an encrypted email provider such as Protonmail or Tutanota and messages between us should not be shared with anyone else.
60 minutes online therapy / telephone counselling / replying to single email – £50
Fees to be paid in advance by bank transfer.
I firmly believe that counselling should be accessible to all.
I offer a number of concessionary places for those on lower income; please enquire for availability and cost.
Conversely, if you are a UK high rate income tax payer (currently earning above £43,431) then I would encourage you to consider paying a higher fee, which allows me to help those unable to pay my standard fee and cover the charity work I do. As a guide: Income £46k-75k – £65; Income £75k+ – £85.
Online Therapy via Whereby, Zoom
Counselling via Email and Telephone
Face-to-face London and Stroud
Tel: 07421 046591 +44 7421 046591