I work collaboratively with the client in order to facilitate the work. I bring my training, experience and expertise in the field, but you set the pace in the sessions. This is your time and space to use in the best way you see fit. 

 

Starting therapy can feel like a big decision due to the commitment it entails. You are welcome to call me on 07401 209 664 for a brief chat, or use the contact form, before booking your first session.

 

 

Examples of areas I work with

 

ü Addiction                         ü Depression                                  ü Relationship issues                  ü Sexual issues

 

ü Anxiety                            ü Eating disorders                          ü Self-awareness                        ü Stress     

 

ü Bereavement                  ü Loss                                            ü Self-harm                                  ü Work related problems

 

Personal

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I have been fortunate enough to see first-hand the benefits of therapy. I believe in its ability to turn people's lives around. Seeking help from a qualified counsellor is not a sign of weakness, but rather the opposite. It shows strength, courage and a willingness to face your issues and deal with them. Whether you are going through a bit of a rough patch or suffer with mental health issues, therapy could be helpful in improving your situation. 

 

I am a qualified counsellor with a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from Metanoia Institute in London. My training began with a BSc in Psychology, followed by a MSc in Psychology and a BSc in Sociology from Gothenburg University, Sweden. Additional university courses include Forensic Psychology, General and Clinical Sexology, Abuse and Addiction, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology and Scientific Approaches within Social and Behavioural Sciences.

I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute.   

 

Psychology is my second career and has been a pivotal part of my life for the past 15 years. To have the opportunity to work on a one-to-one basis or with couples is a privilege I take very seriously. The knowledge we hold within the field of Psychology is based on science and empirical research from a constantly developing and evolving academic environment. There are many different schools of thought within the field. My approach as an integrative therapist is based in a humanistic tradition informed by psychodynamic theory, self psychology, cognitive-behavioural aspects and existential views of the individual. I believe we all have the ability to keep the process of growth and development alive and active throughout our lives.  

 

Being an integrative therapist does not mean I pick a bit here and a bit there, but rather that I am well versed in different theories and approaches, which allows me to tailor the therapy according to the clients specific needs.

The strength of individual therapy lies in the relational approach to the client. Furthermore, it is about being aware of all levels of communication be it verbal or non-verbal, explicit or implicit, conscious or unconscious. I believe it is vital to meet each individual where they are in life in order to provide a containing environment and enable them to transfer the insight gained in therapy in to the real world and their life.  

 

Sessions are held weekly on a set time and day and will typically last 50 minutes. In the first session, we discuss your reason for coming to therapy, talk about if and how I can help and if I am the right counsellor for you. 

 

My standard fee is £45 per 50 minute session for individual counselling and £60 for couples. I offer a limited number of places for a reduced price to students and those on a fixed income.

  

Confidentiality is crucial in therapy. Your personal information is kept secure and I will not discuss you or the contents of our sessions with anyone. Please note that I will not communicate to third parties on your behalf, neither in written nor verbal form.

I am listed in the Counselling Directory and a member of several professional bodies (see links below) and adhere to the ethical guidelines as stipulated by the UKCP.

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