Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. Bringing training, professional expertise, compassion and life experience to your journey. Where can I help you to go?
What is different about counselling with me?
I currently only work with individuals and couples aged 18 and over, but I have counselled people aged 5 to 86, spanning a wide range of issues and situations.
However, experience has taught me that no two people are alike so I work differently with everyone. In this way your sessions are always tailored to you.
I charge £50 per therapy session for individuals, £55 for couples. Each session lasts an hour. I offer an initial telephone consultation completely free of charge to help you and I decide if I am the right counsellor for you. If you are a student on a recognised Counselling or Psychotherapy course who needs counselling to pass your course, then I charge £45 per session.
Whatever you bring, and however we choose to work together; you will be received with warmth, without judgement and with honesty.
NEW – I am currently expanding my library of books which either I have found useful, or clients have told me have helped them. Some of these I lend out to clients. For information on these, please look at the links page.
At present, I work purely online. I spent eight months training in Canada on how to counsel clients online, using video, chat and email. I use Zoom and have a VPN to ensure that the sessions are safe. You can learn more about online therapy here.
Working online is different but no less effective than working in person. In fact, some studies have suggested that it may be more effective. This is for many reasons: because people are generally in their own home when they have therapy, they tend to be more relaxed; because people aren’t talking face to face then they tend to find it easier to disclose things that they may not do face to face. Ever shared something on the internet that you wouldn’t necessarily have said in person? This phenomenon has been noticed so many times in the research that there is now a term for it: the Online Disinhibition Effect. People can become much more open and disinhibited when we talk online, which can only be a good thing for therapy!
Please do browse through my site to learn more about what I can offer you, and counselling and psychotherapy in general.