I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (master’s degree with distinction) and practise using an integrative, relational approach to therapy:
- Integrative in that I’m not limited to working within one therapeutic approach or ‘style of counselling’. I’m able to flexibly draw from different approaches, primarily person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic (here is an explanation of what these mean).
- Relational as I recognise most difficulties we experience come from our relationships with others, and it is the relationship between client and therapist that underpins effective therapeutic work.
What you can expect from working with me:
I work with kindness and compassion to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be heard, understood and to get what you need from our work together. We will work collaboratively and I’ll be an engaged, active participant in helping you work towards your therapeutic goals: I won’t just sit there nodding or reflecting back what you say to me. I am with you but will also challenge you and encourage you to take reasonable risks, when appropriate.
I don’t have all the answers and I’m not the expert on you – I firmly believe that you are. But going it alone is tough and by working together, we stand a much better chance at finding the right words for you to understand yourself, your experiences and your relationships.
The relationship between client and therapist is unique, one that isn’t experienced anywhere else, and one where you are at its centre. I am separate from your social circles and family, and won’t judge, give my opinion or advise you on what to do. Together we can create a space that is focused on you and what you need. Given how crucial the relationship is between client and therapist, it is important you feel we are a good fit.
Who I work with
I work with adult men and women.
I am experienced in working with neurodiversity, particularly adult awareness/diagnosis of ADHD.
I’m particularly interested in working with men’s issues for example expectations/roles/identity, parenting, emotional awareness, expression and safety, and interpersonal and intimate relationships. In my experience, doing this work with another man can be especially meaningful.
Taking the first step towards counselling can feel hard, and it’s important to check we’re a good fit. I offer a free 20-minute phone/video call so we can meet each other and have an initial chat. You can then decide if you want to book a first appointment from there. If we go ahead, we will check in regularly to see how things are going between us and if you’re getting what you need from our work together.
Sessions are charged at £55 per 50 minutes.
I work face to face from the Harbourside Practice Rooms on Wednesday mornings with some availability on Tuesday evenings online.
Please get in touch if you’d like to talk about working together, or if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.