The therapy space…
Hello and thank you for stopping by…
Do you long for a more fulfilling life? is something getting in the way or stopping you from living your dream? Do you feel stuck, stressed or depressed?
Is pain from the past, or anxiety and worry about the future leaving you tired and weary so you find it hard to enjoy being in the present?
Have you experienced loss and grief, and now feel lost..like there is nowhere to turn?
Have you experienced trauma, and find fear plays its part in your day to day life?
Does chronic pain, tiredness and illness keep you from enjoying your life?
If any of these questions resonate with you, then you’ve come to the right place, welcome!
I want you to know that your story matters…your pain, struggles, life road blocks are unique to you and I want you to know that there is hope. As a trained therapist I know how to be there for you, I create a safe space for you to explore your dreams, your pain, and to find new ways of coping, being fully in the present. I know from my own life experiences that we can all find ourselves stuck…wondering what to do make things better, and I strongly believe that once we know who we are, we can accept ourselves and create a life worth living.
What you might expect from a one-to-one person-centred counselling session with me is the sense of calm, safety and sanctuary, being listened to… and most importantly… heard, in a non-judgmental and accepting way. Being able to express how you feel, and if there are no words, or the words are just too painful to verbalise, then we can work in creative ways if you wish, through weaving or art to work through difficult and painful feelings and memories.
I offer a warm, accepting, safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever is bringing you to therapy.
Initially, we will have a chat about what you would like from counselling and what I can offer, this can be face-to-face, phone, Skype, Zoom, or by email.
If you decide to work with me, I can offer the following:
Time: Each session is 50 minutes, or up to 1.5 hours if required.
Types of session and Location:
Eco-therapy, walk and talk therapy, mindful walking – take place in an outdoor natural space. *NB currently unavailable due to Covid19
Creative arts therapy – such as painting, textiles, writing etc.
Traditional talking therapy – We can arrange home visits, online counselling or I could find alternative accommodation to suit your individual needs.
All my sessions are person-centred and can if you wish, include mindfulness and compassion-based therapy.
Frequency: I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions, brief in nature or long term. The frequency is set by you. It is best practice to have weekly sessions, and, on average, clients book between 6 and 12 sessions initially, however, each individual experience will be different.
You are free to end sessions for a period of time and then return if needed at a point in the future.
Fees: I offer a sliding scale of fee’s depending on your circumstances. This takes into consideration – students, unemployed, OAP, low income. The full rate excluding discounts would be £40 per session.
Payment: Payment is made in advance of the session by bacs transfer/paypal to secure the time/date of session required.
Cancellations: I require at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, a full payment is required for last minute cancellations (less than 24 hours) or missed appointments.
What happens during the first session?
The counselling contract:- this is an agreement between us, which explains the practical aspects of the way we will work together. We can discuss the counselling contract, and if we both agree, we can sign and both keep a copy. My counselling contract can be requested before the initial session and this can be sent to you by post or email.
The session:- The session is directed by yourself, where you will be given the time and space to explore whatever you choose. We can explore what you may like to include in the sessions.
What happens next? We can, if you wish, book the next appointment at this point or you can do so at a later time convenient to you. If you decide at any point that you would prefer the counselling sessions to stop, we can review and have an ending session.