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I offer person-centred, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and personal development coaching in a relaxed and supportive environment by telephone, webcam or fully encrypted email - whichever works best for you. I also offer EMDR for trauma and distressing memories via webcam. I work with both short term interventions and long term support depending on your requirements. I will work alongside you in a non-judgmental, confidential, empathic way which will allow you the time and space to make sense of, and face, whatever issues you have to enable you to move forward.
I work with children (12 and over) and adults encountering:
EMDR; Anxiety and Panic; Depression; Bereavement and loss; Abuse; Self-harm; Trauma; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Stress; Anger; Family and relationship problems; Postnatal depression; Low self-esteem; Phobias; Assertiveness; Work/ life balance; Conflict management; Influencing skills; Lack of motivation; Career progression/ change; Start-up businesses
For both therapy and coaching, I work in a ‘person-centred’ way, which is counselling speak for putting you at the centre of the work. There are no set agendas, and as you are the most important person in the relationship - your hour will be all about you, giving you the head-space to make sense of what is going on in your life.
Being person-centred means that I will not judge you, but rather will enter your world to support you to make choices and changes to your thinking, emotions and actions. I offer empathy, not sympathy to empower you to gain clarity and growth. I will make you think and encourage you towards change - therapy is not just chatting, it can be hard work.
I have over twenty years’ experience in personal development with a background in management consultancy, coaching, training, teaching and therapy. I am a counsellor, coach and clinical supervisor to both qualified and student counsellors.
Anxiety and Panic; Depression; Bereavement and loss; Abuse; Self-harm; Trauma; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Stress; Anger; Family and relationship problems; Postnatal depression; Low self-esteem; Phobias; Assertiveness; Work/ life balance; Conflict management; Lack of motivation; Career progression/ change
My Supervision Model has a foundation of Bernard’s Discrimination Model (1997) which, in the original model, combines the three roles of teacher, consultant and counsellor (which I prefer to use mentor, reflector and coach) in a matrix with three functions of intervention (supervisee behaviours/interventions), conceptualisation (the supervisee’s process and understanding of the client) and personalisation (supervisee self-awareness). I integrate this foundation with a Solutions-Focused Supervision ethos. Solution-focused tools are integrated and used during any role/task combination. For example, Miracle Questions and Possibilities enable goal setting and creativity; Exceptions encourage supervisees to find positives in themselves and their clients; Scaling Questions measure interventions and progress; and Small Changes encourages supervisees self-efficacy and client-focus.
I charge £50 per 50 minute session and £70 for 90 minutes ( EMDR sessions). I offer a discount for counselling students.