Counselling or psychotherapy (I use the words interchangably) is a talking process through which distress can be reduced and meaning can be found. It is a safe and confidential space where clients may work through difficulties with a trusted companion, moving towards change and/or finding peace in a way that can be difficult to do on one’s own at times.
My approach, person-centred, is one of three main approaches to therapy in the UK (the other two being psychodynamic and behavioural). I let clients 'lead' with the talking, based on my belief and experience that they know best where 'hurts'. You are the expert on yourself. My aim is to understand and attune to you, and in doing so, to help you understand yourself better or differently. This new self-awareness - new information – tends to bring an increased sense of ease, and often inevitable changes in behaviour. In summary, root causes of difficulties are gently addressed.
As mentioned elsewhere on this site, although I list below some of my specialisms, it may be useful to know that evidence consistently points to the 'click' between client and therapist as being more important in meeting aims than finding a therapist that has worked with a particular issue before.
Coaching often addresses the interface of the professional and personal. Therefore there can be a significant overlap, where both counselling and coaching may address confidence and competency at work; decision-making; leadership skills; communication and interpersonal difficulties; barriers to progression etc.
Each session is 50 minutes. I'm available on weekdays during the day and evenings.
I charge £65 per session for individuals and £80 for couples. I'm open to discussing concessions in cases of hardship.
Please contact me if you have any other questions or to discuss these.