I offer counselling face-to-face, over the phone or online to young adults, adults, and professionals.
Clients come to me experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, high workloads, client demands, relationship problems, problems seeking support, perfectionism, critical thoughts, not being able to set boundaries, feeling stuck, low self-esteem, and trauma.
We will talk about whatever you wish to bring at your own pace and in your own time, the emphasis is on you and what you are experiencing.
I will provide an empathic ear, I will listen to you and we will begin to build a working relationship together that helps you think and understand yourself better.
My style of counselling is psychodynamic: this might involve exploring past history and patterns of relating, as I feel that our childhood experiences affect our current experiences, and expectations of relationships and situations in ways that we are not fully aware of.
In our first consultation we will discuss what has led you to seek counselling and I will start to get to you know. I generally invite clients to think about whether they would like to work with me over the first couple of consultations, as I would do too.
We would then agree a fixed time to meet on a weekly basis if you'd like to work together that you can commit to on an ongoing and regular basis, as this helps build trust. As the counselling space is held for you regularly any missed or cancelled sessions would still need to be paid for.
Typically I would suggest ideally to have at least a minimum of six sessions so that you feel you are getting some benefit.
I generally offer two sessions, after a considerable amount of sessions have been taken, that are unpaid for sessions if you wish to take leave, in these circumstances only. Any other sessions taken as leave or otherwise missed or cancelled would be payable as I hold the space for you regularly.
Although work is open-ended you are free to end counselling when you wish, though I would encourage you to discuss with me any difficulties that might be arising for you before you do so. Ideally I would ask for at least 2 weeks notice or more depending on how long you have been having counselling, so we can work towards the experience of a 'good ending' of the counselling for you together.
I work in a peaceful and private therapy room just a few minutes walk from London Bridge Station. Alternatively I can offer therapy in central Tunbridge Wells.
Fees per session/consultation:
£80 London based face-to-face
£60 Tunbridge Wells, face-to-face
I am an approved provider of counselling for Vitality Health, Aviva, and Cigna. Unfortunately, AXA Health EAP cannot be accepted as it does not cover fees adequately.
Please check with your provider to confirm if counselling sessions are covered, ascertaining how many sessions are included and if there are any restrictions (e.g. time limitations, amount etc). Please note you are responsible for any payments accrued regardless of the type of insurance cover you have.
MBACP Accredited Counsellor
Member of the Law Society of Scotland