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, addiction, not being able to set boundaries, feeling stuck, low self-esteem, trauma, self harm and suicidal thoughts.
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 a regular basis. 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.
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 some notice 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, charging £80 for a 50 minute initial consultation/session. Alternatively I can offer therapy in central Tunbridge Wells at £50 for a 50 minute initial consultation/session.
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Member of the Law Society of Scotland