About Me

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"Although the world is full of suffering... it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller

Humanistic therapy

I am a humanistic therapist, and trained in the person-centred approach. This means that my focus is on you and your problems or difficulties. I believe that what helps in therapy is you having space to talk and that depends on the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client. It is within that relationship that the client learns about themselves. This is the heart of the person-centred approach & all humanistic therapy models.


I am a person-centred counsellor but I have also studied other therapy approaches and bring elements of those to my work. I have undertaken extensive training in trauma and the impact on the mind and body and incorporate that understanding into any work I undertake.

This type of psychotherapy encourages people to explore their feelings and to talk through their difficulties and any distress they are experiencing. As a person-centred therapist I do not claim to have all the answers and I won’t provide you with advice or solutions. The aim is to develop a relationship of trust where you will feel able to explore and express your feelings and to find a way forward for you.

I will give you my full attention, respect and a commitment to support you in developing your own solutions, insight, and awareness to the issues which are important to you. This doesn't mean that I won't ask questions or have some ideas or suggestions for you, but they'll always be offered with respect and compassion for your situation.


Short or Long term therapy

I have worked with people in both short-term and long-term work and am happy to tailor the therapy offered to what is appropriate for you in your circumstances.



My experience

I have worked in a local voluntary sector organisation supporting survivors of abuse and sexual violence. I have worked within the NHS in Nottingham counselling individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. Prior to becoming a therapist I worked in careers work, in the NHS, the law and at the BBC. Pretty wide-ranging!

My special interests

I find it fascinating how trauma impacts the brain and affects our psychological well-being but also by the changes that therapy and mindfulness can bring about. I like to help my clients understand the impact of their early experiences to understand difficulties they have now relate to the past.


Problems I've worked with

I've worked with a wide range of difficulties and problems .... none is too big or too small! If it's causing you some difficulty or concerns then it's worth seeking some help with.

Depression

Anxiety

Burnout & work stress

Relationship problems

Work difficulties

Trauma & PTSD

Sexual violence or abuse

Gender or Sexual identity

Grief

Lack of confidence

Low self esteem

Addictions

Menopause or Ageing

Anger management

Eating or Weight problems

Redundancy or retirement

Dissociation


My location

I work close to the city centre at Foxhall Lodge on Gregory Boulevard, opposite the Forest Recreation ground, NG7 6LH.

There is free parking available and it is has good public transport links - both bus & tram.

Fees & availability

Therapy sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £55 per session. Couples sessions are £70 and last one hour.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer.

Get in touch


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07495061545 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services. Please read my Privacy Notice for more on this.


“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

“Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”

Douglas Adams

“Happiness lies in virtuous activity, and perfect happiness lies in the best activity, which is contemplative.”

Aristotle


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