What is Therapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy can introduce you to a different way of understanding yourself and how you relate to those around you. It is a process of trying to resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relational concerns and somatic responses that the body maybe experiencing.
It helps you to navigate your feelings which is undertaken in an empathic, non-judgemental, safe way. It’s a communicative way of increasing clarity and acknowledging experiences which may cause shame, disappointment, discomfort, discontentment and a plethora of other problematic concerns.
How I can help
Historical Sexual Abuse for both male and female
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia (chronic illness)
Sessions cost: £40
Payment is to be paid in full at the end of each session.
Methods of payment include; cash, debit card, BACS transfer or PayPal
What to expect
Making that initial step into counselling can be very daunting and I appreciate how difficult it may be for you. I know that it’s a brave move to make. You might be feeling a mix of emotions around attending a therapy session. Anxiety, fear, hope, or even excitement maybe hanging around you.
The aim is to help you find better ways to understand yourself and to have a better insight into what might be occurring in your day to day life. It can assist with changes to help you manage the way you think or behave which in turn can improve your mental health and emotional wellbeing. As a qualified therapist I can offer support beyond what a family member, friend or colleague may offer you.
I am not there to give you advise and I will not tell you what to do. Only you know how you feel in any given situation. It is important that you feel in control of each session therefore you will determine the focus of your therapeutic session, each week or fortnight. But I will be there, with you during this process.
I can offer you weekly or fortnightly sessions depending on your personal schedule which will last approximately 1 hour. I will set aside an hourly slot which is designated just for you.
I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to unravel any concerns or qualms which maybe concerning or hindering you at present.
The assessment session will last around 60 minutes at a cost of £35.
The assessment process aims to decide if it would be useful for you to have counselling sessions and if not, what type of psychological help, if any, would be more suited to you.
Before we embark in counselling. I would ask that you come for an assessment to see whether we both feel we could work therapeutically together. If one of us feels we are not compatible, then I can signpost you to other therapists or organisations.
During the assessment time I may start by taking a history of the troubles you are experiencing. There will be some forms to fill out regarding personal information such as name, age, gender identification, relationship history, GP details etc. This information helps me to make an initial assessment of your circumstances.
We will also discuss what times and days would be easier for you to attend counselling and talk about whether you feel you are committed and ready for the counselling process. I will go over the contract with you and discuss the frequency of sessions you will have and the fees that you will pay.
You may find it helpful to prepare and write down your reasons for seeking help at this time. This will help you describe your feelings to me and make you feel a little more comfortable on our first meeting.
We offer mini workshops; this is a great opportunity to discuss a number of issues which can affect us daily. You will be with like-minded people who want to gain an understanding and learn skills and strategies to help them with particular issues.
Please visit us on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and our website for workshops coming your way!
Here are some of the
workshops we run:
Each mini workshop costs
£5 per person, per session.
We also offer workshops within your place of work.
Drop us an email for further information!
Loss and Bereavement
Work related stress
Managing your anxieties within work
Mental Health Awareness