Do you specialise in any particular areas?
I am experienced in working with a broad range of issues, primarily: depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, abuse, sexuality and gender, relationships, abandonment. I am also a part of and work in the LGBT community helping those struggling with chemsex, sex and sexuality.
How can therapy benefit me?
Together we will look at your expectations. In our work together I will provide you with helpful insights and tools towards personal growth. Therapy helps us to develop self-compassion, to quieten our critical mind and to experience a calmer and more peaceful life. Although challenging at times, you will also have many moments of feeling a deep sense of relief and empowerment. Ultimately, the results show in the positive impacts on your home life, work life and relationships as you begin to take back control moving towards greater contentment.
How long do I have to commit for?
Once we have had our initial session, I ask for a minimum of a 6 week commitment and from there we can explore how you feel about continuing our work together. Sometimes it might feel right for you and I to pause or stop at a certain juncture and should this be the case, we will need to have at least two sessions in order for us to take some time to close down the working relationship.
Are you regulated by a professional body?
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Can we work together online?
Once we have met face to face, there is a possibility of working together via Skype/Zoom.
How much does it cost?
Talking therapy for individuals is £85 per 50 minute sessions and £130 for couples for 75 minutes. I offer a 10% discount on blocks of 10 sessions.
Reiki is £70 for 60 minute treatment. I have allocated spaces for discounted Reiki treatments for clients that are experiencing financial struggles.
What are your policies around confidentiality?
What is spoken about between the two of us does not move outside of the therapy room. The only extenuating circumstance in which I would follow the Ethical framework set out by the BACP, is when I felt that either you or somebody else was in serious or immediate danger (this includes physical and sexual abuse of children and some criminal acts). In such circumstances I would discuss my concerns with you before doing so and would limit the breach of confidentiality to a minimum. As a therapist, I have a supervisor, which means that I use the services of another psychotherapist to review my client work, and to ensure my professional development. In this situation, real names are not used and only the issues are discussed.
Can you recommend trusted others to help support our work together?
I have a good network of wellbeing and medical associates who I can refer you on to, should this be something that you are looking for.
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