Counselling is a talking therapy. As a counsellor, I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about specific problems that have become unmanageable and that might be causing you psychological discomfort or distress.
I will encourage and support you to talk about your feelings and facilitate you to understand how you are interpreting events, situations, your life and relationships.
As a Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor, I believe that you are a unique human being and have the wisdom to know what you need.
I assume that you have the capability to resolve your own issues and reach your own insights guided by our work together.
I can offer creative techniques to help you gain awareness and personal insight or I can simply listen and give you a calming space to talk and be heard.
...and if something more structured is needed, then I have plenty of other tools that I can introduce to ensure our work together fits your needs.
I am based on the South Coast of England. I can offer sessions from my home-based therapy room, in the comfort of your own home or a workplace setting*. I can also deliver counselling online (using Zoom or any other preferred platform). Text, email, telephone and outdoor counselling are other options. [*PLEASE NOTE: Travel costs may be incurred for home visits. A risk assessment for will also need to be carried out for all face to face sessions].
Before we begin, I will arrange an initial 50-minute assessment and contracting session. This session will help us to identify if we are right for each other. Further sessions are usually held weekly and last for 50 minutes.
I offer a short seven-session package which is usually targeted or focused on one particular outcome or issue. This can be extended in sets of 6 sessions to accommodate longer work.
It’s important to know that, while the Gestalt counselling modality can be dynamic and creative, it is also very respectful and I will always work with what you feel safe with.
All sessions cost £44 per session. My 7-session package consists of 1 initial assessment session and then 6 counselling sessions.
Concessionary rates are available.