Making a First Appointment
Choosing a therapist is difficult, particularly at a time when you are most likely already feeling vulnerable. I hope this web page provides you with useful information about me and the way I work so that you can decide whether you would like to meet with me.
You are also welcome to contact me for an initial informal telephone conversation to help you to make up your mind about whether you would like to book an appointment.. There is no obligation following our conversation and I understand that you may need time to decide whether this is the right time for you to enter into counselling or whether my approach suits you.
My Approach to Psychotherapy and Counselling
I will offer you the space to express freely how you are feeling and what has happened to you in the past, or is happening to you now. I will listen to you and support you no matter how difficult your experiences.
Together, we will explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, beliefs and significant life events at a pace determined by you. You decide when you are ready to approach a particular aspect of your life in our sessions.
I understand that some things are very difficult to talk about and that it will take time for you to develop enough trust to share your experiences with me. As your therapist I will support you in this work, emphatically and without judgement.
The aim of this exploration is for you be heard and for your experience to be validated. A further aim is for you to begin to identify what changes you wish to achieve in your life, and to develop new strategies and ways of thinking about your issues that may enable you to bring about the desired changes.
Depending on the nature of your issues and your goals, therapy may be short or long-term. We will discuss your ideas up-front and have regular reviews.
I work according to the ethical code of the UKCP
and I am DBS checked to work with vulnerable adults. I hold professional insurance and I am registered with the ICO..
For an initial informal conversation to explore whether counselling/therapy is for you, or to make an appointment please call 07502 128586 or go to contact me .