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?
As you develop compassion for yourself and also for others, it then makes it possible to experience more happiness and freedom and less suffering, anguish, anxiety and depression. Commit to and trust the process and you will discover how it feels to enjoy life again.
How long do I have to commit for?
Although asked often, there is no definitive answer to this question as this will be dependent on each individual’s therapeutic process. I am very happy to explore this further with you.
Are you regulated by a professional body?
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Can we work together online?
Absolutely, I work with clients on various video conferencing platforms (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc).
What happens if I want to stop?
Everything is open to discussion. Sometimes it might feel right for you and I to pause or stop at a certain juncture, yet we will explore this at that point to ensure this is the right fit for you. There is no pressure.
Is this for me?
Therapy and counselling is all about relationship and healing. If you are ready to experience easier and stronger relationships in your life (relationship with yourself, family, partners, friends, work colleagues, the world) and are ready to begin your journey to happiness then this is for you!
What are your policies around confidentiality?
There is no question around confidentiality – what it is spoken about between the two of us does not move outside of the professional environment. 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.
‘And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom’