“No matter how long you have travelled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around”
Thought of the day
Deciding to seek therapy can be a daunting experience, but often it can help add valuable insight and clarity to many of life’s problems. It doesn’t have to be long term, it can just be about finding a way to move forward when things become too complex for us to resolve ourselves.
Some people need just a few appointments, others much longer, you may wish to explore and make sense of your past experiences – or you prefer to look at more immediate concerns and how you might move forward from them.
I am a trained integrative therapist which means I am able to integrate several different styles of therapy, including Psychodynamic, Person Centred, CBT, and Solution Focused therapy – and as we are all different, the therapy we receive should reflect this. I see clients with a wide range of concerns, but I have worked principally around issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low mood and low self-esteem.
The importance of finding the ‘right’ therapist
You may have tried counselling before but felt it didn’t work for you. Some styles of counselling may not have felt appropriate for you or you might not have connected with your therapist. It may surprise you to know that one of the most important factors in therapy success is the relationship between you and your therapist; it is crucial you feel you have a good ‘fit’ and that you feel understood and listened to when discussing things that are difficult. It is always worth taking time to research the different types of therapies there are, and which techniques feel more suited to you and your concerns. You will find a summary of the more popular types of therapy on my FAQ page.
If you wish to book an introductory session, please contact me on the number below or use the contact form, but please check your junk/spam folders for a response from me if you send an enquiry email!
An initial session will be arranged for you to determine if you feel I am the right fit for you, and equally will allow me to assess whether I feel I am the right person to help you. This does not commit you to any further sessions.
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