What I Offer
The type of counselling I offer is known as person-centred, or humanistic. You can find out more about that here (opens in new tab). This means that the work we do together is shaped by you. You are the only expert on what makes you happy, sad, or anxious, so I will not decide what is right for you or try to fix you. We will work together to explore your feelings and emotions, and this can help you to begin to understand them and how to move forward.
There will not be any homework, no advice and, most importantly, no judgment. Your upbringing, relationships and experiences have all shaped who you are right now. I will accept you as you are, from the moment I meet you until the time we finish our work together.
There is no right or wrong way to do counselling, no pressure to be anyone other than yourself at any time. There is no shame if you struggle with it. It can be tough going at times, but can also be extremely powerful. Being able to talk to someone outside of your life, that you can trust not to judge you, can be truly liberating.
My aim is to create a space where you can feel comfortable, respected and completely safe to say, and feel, whatever you want.
I can offer 50-minute weekday sessions in the daytime and evening to individual adults who are based in the UK.
How I work
I offer a free, 30-minute taster session to see if you would like to work with me. I will ask you certain questions about your circumstances and history. This is to ensure that I am the right counsellor, and this is the right type of counselling, for you. If you then want to continue, I will provide you with extra information, and we can book our first full appointment.
I will carry out occasional reviews with you as we continue. This will ensure that you are getting what you need from the sessions.
I do not promise quick fixes. Some people can continue with their counsellors for ongoing support for periods stretching into months and even years. Others only need a few sessions to help them feel better. I will offer you support for as long as we both feel it is needed. I will never force a client to continue if it is no longer required.