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. 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:
- Low Self-Confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Relationship Issues
- Suicidal feelings
- 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.
I work face-to-face in Islington, London N1, close to Angel tube station, and central Stroud.
*Please enquire for up-to-date availability for face-to-face therapy, whilst the pandemic situation remains fluid*
Recently my online sessions have increased to accommodate requests from clients not local to my practice, including from various locations abroad, as well as due to lockdown.
Worldwide on-line via Zoom, Whereby, Jitsi
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.
Apart from no visuals, telephone counselling is very similar to video. Again 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.
Face-to-face London 50 minutes £80;
Face-to-face Stroud 60 minutes £50;
Online / Telephone 60 minutes £50;
Fees to be paid in advance by bank transfer.
I firmly believe that counselling should be accessible to all.
I offer some concessionary places for those on lower-income; please enquire for availability and cost.