I have an integrative approach to counselling, this means that I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches and theories to suit each individual person. I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is the most important aspect of therapy, and so this is at the foundation of my approach.
I aim to provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about what is troubling you, and I listen without judgement or preconceived ideas.
I will work with you to understand your goal for therapy, and ask you to think about how you will know when you have reached that goal. I won’t ever tell you what you should do or give direct advice but instead work with you to find your own solutions. I may offer reflections on what I hear and in some cases, I may offer tools and strategies for you to consider.
I offer an initial free telephone appointment of around 15 minutes when we can discuss in more detail why you would like to come to therapy and answer any questions you may have. If we agree to meet, we will have an initial session to discuss in more detail what your goals for therapy are, talk more about you and what’s going on in your life and agree on how many sessions we are both happy to sign up to initially.
Each session lasts 50 minutes. Generally, I work to a minimum of 8 sessions and charge £40 per session. There is no prescriptive way of deciding how many sessions might be right for you, but as an indicator; if you ‘have a problem in your life’ we might work on a short term basis which is typically between 8-12 sessions. If ‘your life is a problem’, this might require longer-term work, in this case, we would hold regular reviews to see how the therapy is going. The decision on when to start and end therapy is always yours.
I work from a private room in Westbury, Wiltshire. Unfortunately, this room is not accessible to wheelchair users. If you have any other access requirements, please mention this if you do get in contact.
I am also able to work online via Video Call with people based in the UK.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, along with being a member of Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am bound by the ethical frameworks of these organisations, both of which mean I hold my clients at the heart of everything I do.
During the COVID-19 lockdown period, I am only able to offer online video call sessions via a secure platform.