Are you looking for a safe place and someone to listen and to really hear you, without judgement or any personal agenda? My focus is on you, your needs, what bothers and concerns you; whether those are pressing issues in the here and now and or long term/deep seated concerns that still, somehow, influence your experience today. I will not analyse or advise; my purpose is to understand the world as you experience it and to accompany you on your journey towards a greater sense of wellbeing.
My approach is Integrative, which means that I bring together a range of ways of working; reflecting on the past, feeling around the present and exploring how things might be different in the future. For the experience to be effective, it is important that we establish a sound relationship; your best interests are naturally at the heart of such a relationship and confidentiality is assured. The first session, charged at £30, is effectively an assessment; an opportunity for you and me to work out whether we can work together productively.
During the session we can think about what you want/need; for instance, I would suggest a minimum of 6 weeks work, there is no maximum! My charges thereafter are £50/counselling hour (i.e. 50 mins) I work from comfortable rooms at Secret Space and can offer reduced rates according to personal circumstances. I am a registered member of the BACP and have experience working with young people and adults; that experience encompassing: • depression • anxiety • bereavement • disability • trauma • parenting • fertility • adoption and fostering • adolescence • eating disorders • abandonment • discrimination • caring • personal development • sexuality and gender identity issues • relationship difficulties • sexual abuse Prior to qualifying as a counsellor my career was in equalities, which has grounded me in, and committed me to, the imperative of social justice. What I want for society, I want for the individual; a real sense of liberation and possibility.