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I appreciate it can be difficult to find a counsellor who feels best suited to your needs, so I hope the description here provides you with a sense of how I may be able to support you. I also offer a free 15 min online or phone session where you can find out more and see whether we might be a good fit. Just drop me a line via email or contact me via my website www.tillyline.co.uk.
I’m a relational-integrative counsellor who can provide support relating to a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, and low self-esteem, and I specialise in workplace and relationship concerns. I’m LGBTQIA+ affirming and can offer you a non-judgmental, safe, and supportive space to talk. Together we could work to build your self-awareness, reflect on societal and cultural influences on your life, overcome difficulties, and recognise your strengths and potential. But whatever you bring to therapy, I meet each client as unique and recognise that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to working together.
I can draw on a range of theories and tools, in ways that best support your individual needs. These include relational psychotherapy, which recognises the importance of relationships to our sense of wellbeing. Within this, I draw on Psychodynamic and Gestalt approaches because I believe that our ways of being can be understood by exploring our past experiences, as well as the ways we feel ‘in the here and now’. I borrow from Narrative therapy with respect to my view that ‘the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem’. Narrative therapy emphasises that the stories we develop about ourselves are not about us alone, and there is also the possibility of re-authoring our stories if there are parts we feel are problematic.
I also use aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support clients who may be struggling with difficult experiences and to help manage negative feelings and thoughts. This approach allows the exploration of language and its influence on the ways we understand ourselves in the context of wider society. Using tools from ACT, I can provide ways to help clients identify their values, sense of self, or goals they wish to commit to.
Together these approaches also provide room for creativity in our work, such as drawing and writing, if this feels helpful. I provide a range of materials in the therapy room for you to use as you wish.
Fees: Sessions are £55