How I Can Help You
Struggling to cope? Feeling stuck? Looking to create change? I work in partnership with my clients to help you to move forwards and to feel better
How Can I Help?
Everyone can go through difficult times and struggle at points in their lives. I am trained and experienced in offering different forms of individual and couples talking therapy which allow people to make sense of and address their difficulties. In my work I draw predominantly upon acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focussed (CFT), psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) models of therapy. That said, there is no one-size-fits-all method when it comes to therapy and my approach will always be unique to the person or couple and what they need in that moment.
Sometimes people may only need short-term work (around 6-12 sessions) if the problem they are experiencing is new and limited in impact. Short-term work may also be suitable for those looking to develop specific coping skills and strategies to manage a pre-existing issue.
For long-standing issues or those with increased impact across the person's life, usually a longer-term approach to therapy is helpful (3-12 months plus).
About Online Therapy
I am currently offering all of my therapy online. I use Skype or Google Meet as they are both safe and simple to use. Following the emergence of Covid-19, many people are now attending their therapy online. However, online therapy is not a new approach and many people have been choosing this style of therapy for a considerable amount of time. For some, it might be about child care, difficulties travelling or preferring to be seen in their own home, for example. It is important that your therapy setting is right for you and it is worth taking some time to make sure that you will be able to access your online appointments in a place that feels safe and where you won’t worry about being disturbed or overheard. You will also need a good quality internet connection - a normal home Wifi broadband is usually fine. Skype and Google Meet can both be accessed from smartphones, tablets and computers. Where possible I would recommend that you use a computer or tablet rather than a smaller-screened phone.