The issues that bring people to therapy are as varied as the people themselves. If you think counselling is for you we can have an initial brief conversation on the telephone and arrange an initial session. When we meet for the first time we will talk about what brings you to counselling and whether counselling would be helpful for you. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask me questions.
If you decide to continue with counselling we would usually meet weekly. Counselling can be short term, for a few weeks, or longer. If we decide to work together we will agree an initial number of sessions. Each counselling session lasts for 50 minutes.
Every individual has something in their life that they need help fully exploring. You may feel like you are stuck in the same patterns, or have a new development in your life that is causing pain or stress.
Long-term relationships require care, attention, and honesty. By communicating in a safe space with a therapist to facilitate the discussion, you and your partner can delve into issues, discover new ways of connecting, and learn healthy, constructive ways to overcome differences.
I have over 20 years of experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist and 30 years experience of working in supervisory roles within the third sector. I bring these skills and commitment to the supervisory relationship.
I work as a relational supervisor and am currently undertaking a Diploma in Supervision with Severn Talking Therapies.
Areas of work I have experience in include:
Bereavement and Loss
Illness and Disability
Family and Relationships
Couples and Relationship Counselling
Self Esteem and Confidence
Loss of direction and purpose or dissatisfaction with life
Sexuality and Sexual Identity
Problems at work
Drugs and Alcohol
Bullying and harassment
Sexual assault and abuse
Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy: £55 per 50 minute session
Couples: £70 per 50 minute session
Sessions financed by insurance policies - Initial session fee Individual £85, Couple £100. After first session fees revert to Individual £55 and Couple £70.
Supervision: £51 per hour