Connection:"The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued...when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship" - Brené Brown
What is counselling?
Counselling is a 'talking therapy' which aims to bring about self awareness, growth and healing through the relationship between client and counsellor. It provides a confidential space for you to talk through your thoughts and feelings with a non-judgemental, professional person.
"The relationship IS the therapy" - Kahn
Absolutely everybody faces difficulty in their lives at some point and we don't always have the resources to cope with things on our own. In your counselling sessions I will offer you new tools, coping strategies, perspectives and resources so that you can improve your wellbeing. Most importantly I will listen, so you can feel heard and understood. Through the process you can find a new way forward.
Authenticity, compassion and growth are the cornerstones of my approach.
"Coming to counselling is an act of courage and hope"
I can help you with:
Anxiety, worry & fear
Low self esteem & confidence
Improving self awareness
This is not an exhaustive list, please contact me if you'd like to discuss if counselling is right for you.
How I work
As a Humanistic-Integrative practitioner, I incorporate techniques and understandings from a range of therapeutic approaches so that I can provide counselling that is appropriate to you and the issues you bring. Counselling is a collaborative effort and I will work with you to create insight, healing and growth. There is more about my approach and qualifications on the 'About Me' page.
How sessions work:
Counselling sessions are either weekly or fortnightly at a set time. After a period of regular appointments some clients reduce their sessions so they come monthly or quarterly, these infrequent sessions are dependant on availability.
Sessions can take place in my purpose built summerhouse or online via Zoom. I also work outside with clients on Nature Therapy sessions. Please let me know your preference when you get in touch.
It is normal to feel daunted by the idea of coming to counselling, I understand that asking for help may have been a big step for you. I have great respect for anyone who can recognise they are struggling and decide to do something about it.
Coming to counselling is an act of courage and hope.
Diversity & Inclusion:
I welcome clients of all genders, sexualities, cultures, religions, neurodiversity and skin colour. If you have a disability please get in touch to see how I can adjust to meet your needs. Unfortunately the garden summerhouse is accessed via steps and uneven ground, if this is not suitable for you we can work online, outside in a local park or by home visit.
I am trauma trained and my commitment to learning about all things diversity is ongoing. I regularly attend training, read literature and speak to people about their lived experience so I can provide an inclusive and informed practice. My aim is to treat everyone as a valued individual; you are welcome here.
I work in an open ended way - there is no set number of sessions. Some people come for a couple of months, others for over a year. We review as we go along.
How to get started:
You can either begin with a free 30 minute initial consultation (a conversation about counselling) or a full 50 minute session.
See info on where I work here.
Click here to see my fees.
If you think I'm the right counsellor for you then get in touch to ask about my availability, stating the type of therapy you are seeking.
You have guided me through a journey of self- awareness and improvement and got me through another difficult time when I was at breaking point. I am now feeling much more resilient and have coping strategies to take with me into the future.
Your passion for your job shines through, I find your approach to therapy so refreshing and inspiring. I would highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues!
I’m in such a good place at the moment & I honestly would not be here, feeling this way without having you as my counsellor.
I have confidence in my ability, I’m consistently showing up for myself & taking my “medicine” (preparing meals, walking, exercising, resting when I need to…) AND none of this would have happened without our sessions.
I literally feel like a new person but also more like me than I have done in years!!!
Thank you so much for enabling this change! It’s been a life changing experience & I know I have the opportunity to have counselling again if I need it.
You’re amazing. Thank you.
You’ve been amazing with me and I can’t sing your praises enough to anyone that asks about therapy. For the first time in my life I found someone that listened, understood and guided me with compassion and empathy. My time with you over the past 6 months has been invaluable — thank you so much!