How do I work?
I’m interested in hearing your story and what’s causing you problems in your life. Initially, I'll ask questions about what's causing you most trouble in the here and now and we can examine this more deeply.
If it's appropriate, this may include reflecting on the past, to discover how it has affected you. This exploration can be incredibly powerful and it can also be challenging.
As well as looking in the rear view mirror, we’ll also look at what you can do now to move towards a different future. This may be work around grief, trauma, acceptance and working on more behavioural aspects.
I work Integratively, so draw upon a number of different approaches. All of which I have used and experienced for myself. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed approaches and others.
The process once we’re
Once we’ve had a chance to speak either on the phone or online, we will arrange a time that we can meet for a first full session. I will send you some initial contract paperwork for you to read, sign and return before the first session.
The first session, will be a more in depth discussion about your reasons for coming to therapy and what issues you are grappling with. This will involve an exploration of some of your personal history and we will have a discussion about how we’d work together going forward.
I usually suggest that we do an initial 6 sessions, then we can check in together after that and decide what is best for you from there.
What’s my experience?
I’m Psychology graduate and registered Member of BACP, having completed my Diploma in Counselling at The Minster Centre. I decided to train as a therapist, due to experiences on my own therapeutic journey.
We all experience difficulties in life and I have found that exploring my own issues via therapy and integrating other approaches, I have managed to make sense of these challenges. This process has been life-changing for me and it is my purpose to facilitate others along their own path.
Before qualifying as a therapist, I spent 10 years working one to one as a health and fitness trainer working with many different people to attain their health and fitness goals. This gives me a holistic view on health and wellbeing. I have also had experience working in a number of mental health care settings including Day-hab addiction facilities and acute psychiatric wards.
The University of Edinburgh
PGDip Integretive Counselling
The Minster Centre
Interpersonal Group Therapy - Bath University
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP)