As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I can offer my clients both interventions. Both counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies.

Their main difference is in duration of treatment with counselling typically being a shorter intervention compared to psychotherapy.

Counselling is solution-focused often centering around a very specific problem experienced by the client. Psychotherapy is generally a longer process with emphasis on self exploration and self development.

The initial session is an opportunity to meet and discuss what your needs and expectations are. I will ask a series of questions to help me gain an understanding of your presenting problem and your background and how I may be able to help you. I will explain how I work and what I can offer.

The duration of therapy is tailored to you. As we progress through our work together we will regularly review the duration and the goals of the therapy to ensure your needs are met throughout.

All sessions with me are confidential and as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their Ethical framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In accordance to BACP guidelines I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor to discuss my work.

These are some of the areas of counselling I deal with:

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Bullying
  • Committment issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Existential crisis
  • Inner child work
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship issues
  • Self harm
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work-related problems