Counselling & Psychotherapy


for your personal development

Counselling & Psychotherapy


for your personal
development

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling offers a confidential relationship for people to reconnect with themselves. It is the safety of this setting and the skills of the therapist that helps people to put your thoughts and feelings into words. Talking can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression and help people to deal with their feelings in more positive ways. Gradually people learn to express their feelings more effectively in all of their relationships.

Psychotherapy can help with difficulties that have been around for some time and in particular with people who have persistent relationship problems. Gradually people learn about themselves and their behaviour through their relationship with the therapist. Unhealthy ways of coping and negative relationship patterns can be understood and gradually replaced with new ways being.

These are some of the problems I have worked with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression & low mood
  • Unexplained physical conditions
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Spiritual issues
  • Work stress / conflict
  • Self harm
  • Anger management
  • Low self esteem/ confidence
  • Obsessive compulsive issues
  • ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

These are some of the problems I have worked with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression & low mood
  • Unexplained physical conditions
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Spiritual issues
  • Work stress / conflict
  • Self harm
  • Anger management
  • Low self esteem/ confidence
  • Obsessive compulsive issues
  • ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis)

“​I continue to be inspired by people’s courage and resilience to ​change their lives for the better through psychotherapy.”

Would I benefit from counselling?

Counselling is beneficial for most people but it is particularly helpful for those who are going through life changes and transitions, such as relationship difficulties, work stress or recent life events that are distressing.

Psychotherapy is similar to counselling but its main focus is to resolve underlying, often unconscious conflicts. These unresolved feelings can damage our mental and physical health; they are detrimental to our relationships and prevent us from achieving our true potential.

What approach would be right for me?

I normally offer three exploratory sessions which gives us some time to think about which approach would be best for you.

As a rule of thumb counselling tends to be more short term, up to 10 sessions, and it is beneficial for more recent problems. Psychotherapy tends to be a longer therapy as it is attempting to help people overcome more enduring problems.

What happens in an exploratory session?

Exploratory sessions provide an opportunity for us to meet so you can get a sense of the way I work. Towards the end of these sessions I will highlight if and how counselling or psychotherapy could help you with your particular issues. Then it’s a case of us making a decision about whether we are going to work together.

Normally people find exploratory sessions interesting and enlightening even if they decide not to continue with the ongoing sessions. For some, gaining a different perspective of themselves can be enough.

Sessions are £50 and last for 50 minutes.

Please find an appointment time that works best for you on the schedule below.