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Perhaps you are here because you are feeling lost, stuck or confused. You might be feeling weighed down by your own, or others’ expectations of you, or you are tired of feeling you just aren’t good enough. 

Whatever has brought you to my website, I’m glad you’re here and welcome any questions you may have to help you decide whether I am likely to be the right counsellor for you.

I’m a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. I am trained in integrative psychotherapy and  draw on different models of therapy.  I value the relationship between us and see therapy as a collaboration so the exact way we work together will be shaped by your personal needs and preferences. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self esteem, fear of failure, stress, burnout and depression. Through counselling I help clients to:

  • Build self esteem and self worth
  • Develop self confidence
  • Understand themselves more deeply
  • Change lifelong patterns 
  • Live by their own, not others, values

I have specialist training and experience in working with disordered eating/eating disorders. I also have a particular interest in supporting PhD students/academics with their mental health and wellbeing after struggling with my own mental health during my PhD.

As a therapist I work with you to find your own solutions so you can live the life you choose.

Individual counselling sessions are £60 per 50-minute session. 

To find out more about me and the way I work please [click here].

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Who do you work with?

I work with individuals with a range of presenting concerns. You do not need a diagnosed mental health condition to work with me. You do not even need to be in distress – people may seek counselling for many reasons including for personal development or to understand themselves better.At the moment I am only offering therapy to adults aged 18+. 

I do not offer couples therapy.

What happens if I decide to contact you?

If you contact me to express an interest in therapy, I will offer you a 30-minute exploratory call where you can get a feel for me as a therapist and ask any questions I haven’t answered here. 

If you decide to go ahead I will then invite you to book an assessment session. I will ask you to complete some pre-assessment paperwork before we meet. If reading and writing is difficult for you, I can support you to do this in a different way. 

Assessment sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at my standard rate of £55. 

If we both feel I am a good fit for you then we will discuss together how we might  tailor therapy to your individual needs and goals. We will typically meet for 50-minute sessions at the same time and date each week unless otherwise discussed.

What are your fees?

Individual counselling sessions are £60 per 50-minute session. 

How long does therapy take?

There is no easy answer to this question and this will depend on many factors. 

We will discuss this at the beginning of therapy and will typically review this at regular intervals. Some people reach their goals for therapy in a relatively short time frame whilst others might work with me on a long term basis. There is no minimum number of sessions you must attend and there is no upper limit for the length of time you can work with me.

What’s the difference between coaching and counselling? 

This is a great question with no black and white answer. Many coaches and counsellors will likely give different answers to this question. For me personally, there is a lot of crossover in the way I work as a counsellor and coach; I often integrate skills from both in to all my work. Very  simply, when I’m coaching we tend to meet less frequently (i.e. fortnightly, monthly or less), and you will usually have a more specific goal/focus for the sessions. With counselling we tend to meet weekly and will usually have a broader focus for our work. Many people who seek counselling will often (but definitely not always)  be in distress. They may feel they are not themselves at the moment and want support to resolve the issues which are stopping them from flourishing. Others will seek counselling to get to know and understand themselves deeply so they can live life more authentically. In contrast, people who seek coaching will usually be more focused on how using this insight can help them to reach their goals. I work with each client to co-create an approach that meets your needs and will be happy to discuss whether coaching or counselling might be a better fit for you in an introductory call.