Individual Therapy

Individual therapy

People come for counselling or psychotherapy for many reasons. Sometimes problems and situations require professional help to resolve them, some people find they’re having difficulty coping, others want to use counselling for personal development. Whatever the reason, I am here to support you, and help you to find your own solutions. The counselling relationship can offer the space to talk through issues, explore situations and feelings without feeling judged.

I provide a safe, supportive & confidential environment, in which to explore problems which can enable you, the client, to gain a better understanding of your difficulties. I am a warm and empathetic therapist which helps me to build strong therapeutic relationship’s and this helps me to connect with clients problems. This can help clients to build confidence and improve your ability to cope in a more informed way.

With my experience of working with a diverse range of issues my approach has become integrated and varied, drawing upon a variety of theoretical models, tailored to suit the individual needs of the client.

There are numerous advantages of accessing counselling are as wide-ranging as they are long-lasting. Offering a range of benefits, counselling can bring a sense of clarity to the mind and an improved sense of direction too. In the long term, counselling can help to build resilience, help to organise your thoughts and feelings as well as work through past trauma reduce anxiety and support through the grief and bereavement process.

I am passionate about working with clients to provide a safe empathic and non-judgemental space to talk through and process their emotions and past experiences that can bring about positive change. 

I have been working in counselling for six years with specific experience with anxiety, depression, bereavement, and trauma. I work with adults and young people in an integrative way and have undertaken training in both cbt and solution focused therapy which combined with my previous training in person centered, systemic, psychodynamic and humanistic means that i can adapt to my clients need. I am able to provide both long and short term work depending on what is appropriate and needed by the client.

I have also have extensive experience with working with children and young people within school settings, face to face and via zoom, as I am passionate about early intervention and the benefits of counselling from an early age.

I offer ssessions at a rate of £50.

 

Child and young person therapy

I believe that early intervention is key and there are so many children and young people who are suffering from adverse childhood experiences and childhood trauma. This is an area that I am passionate about and why I decied to complete my level four and five in child therapy and continued my development by achieving my Masters in children and young peoples mental health. I currently offer one to one face to face sessions for children aged 11+.

Clinical supervision 

I have a Diploma in Supervision from the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development and work on a one to one basis in a collaborative, supportive and challenging manner to develop practice and personal development of both trainee and qualified counsellors. I chose counselling as a career after receiving counselling myself following an unexpected health issue in my life. This has helped me to understand the process from a client’s point of view as well as wanting to be able to provide that support for others.

There are numerous advantages of accessing counselling are as wide-ranging as they are long-lasting. Offering a range of benefits, counselling can bring a sense of clarity to the mind and an improved sense of direction too. In the long term, counselling can help to build resilience, help to organise your thoughts and feelings as well as work through past trauma reduce anxiety and support through the grief and bereavement process.

I am passionate about working with clients to provide a safe empathic and non-judgemental space to talk through and process their emotions and past experiences that can bring about positive change. 

I have been working in counselling for six years with specific experience with anxiety, depression, bereavement, and trauma. I work with adults and young people in an integrative way and have undertaken training in both cbt and solution focused therapy which combined with my previous training in person centered, systemic, psychodynamic and humanistic means that i can adapt to my clients need. I am able to provide both long and short term work depending on what is appropriate and needed by the client.

I have also have extensive experience with working with children and young people within school settings, face to face and via zoom (7+ years) as I am passionate about early intervention and the benefits of counselling from an early age.

I have worked in multiple settings in an integrative way with adults, children and young people. I have experience working with children in a bereavement setting and in schools (both primary and secondary). I have also worked with adults (including EAP) in both long term and short-term therapy, face to face, by phone and zoom. I believe that my client experience that I have accumulated over the years has help me develop my skills as a clinical supervisor. As a supervisor I believe that a supportive and respectful environment is key I also combine that with reflection, constructive challenging (where appropriate) and evaluation of practice and what clinical professional development could be needed.

I believe that clinical supervision is a valuable part of being a clinical practitioner who works with clients. Counselling is a rewarding and challenging role and sufficient support is necessary. This is why I feel a strong therapeutic relationship built on respect and trust is my foundation for the supervision work I do to be able to take place. I encourage my supervises to be as honest and as open as they can be so that they can attain professional and personal growth, and the development of professional competence just as I aim to do in my own clinical supervision which is part of my ethical practice.

Fee for 1 hour is £55.00

Fee for 1 1/2 hours is £82.50

I offer a free 15/20 minute consultaion to both qualified and trainee counsellors so that we can get to know each other, establish your needs and for me to provide further information for us then to decide if we can work together. I am available by e-mail or telephone.