There can be tremendous value in talking. Contact me today for a reduced fee first session
I am a registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling,
as well as Diplomas in both CBT and Relationship Therapy. I have worked with people on a range of issues including anxiety and depression, addiction,
relationship difficulties and stress at work. People who feel they will never escape their issues, individuals who feel on the edge of being over-whelmed,
or individual clients who just want to focus on one aspect of their life that is causing unhappiness.
Whatever issue you present with, I believe anyone can benefit from having a time and space where you can be listened to with compassion, in confidence and without judgement.
I have a professional, welcoming space, in the centre of Bournemouth where you can talk freely without fear of being judged or misunderstood.
I am trained in the various humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic models which I will integrate depending on your needs. My approach can be solution-focused or it can be reflective, simply letting you speak; it can explore or ignore the past. And this can change between sessions or even during sessions. There is no one way to proceed, we are all individuals and I try to keep this to the heart of my approach.
Psychotherapeutic sessions are short and of limited duration. For some this is sufficient; you may simply want a space to talk and be listened to. However for others, and this is can be particularly true for people suffering from anxiety or depression, numerous studies have shown the importance developing or reconnecting with new or existing support structures, and part of our conversation together may be about engagement, or otherwise, with activities that promote good emotional wellbeing.
The process of finding a counsellor can be both empowering and somewhat overwhelming. There are many different therapists to
choose from and selecting the right one can take a bit of work. Furthermore the dangers of picking the wrong one can be for many clients an expensive,
time-consuming and frustrating experience in which you can often feel you are to blame.
You may wish to read my blog entry “5 Questions to Ask Before Picking a Therapist”, for more information.
I offer an initial consultation at a reduced fee of £25, the purpose of which is to give you an idea of me and of how we will work together. And if you don’t feel we connect or are unsure, try another therapist, or another until you find one that you feel you can work with.
I provide a range of services, conducted in a welcoming, private, confidential space:
My practice is located in the heart of Bournemouth, just a few minutes walk from the beach. There is ample on-road parking and a number of car parks near-by. There is some free parking 10 / 15 minutes walk away and on-road parking is free after 5pm.
I provide a confidential and welcoming space in which you can talk about whatever is on your mind. I have appointments for both during the day and evening, and some spaces on Saturday morning.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial consultation.
I will always aim to respond within two working days.
|Initial Consultation 50 minutes||£30|
|Assessment 50 minutes||£50|
|Individual Session 50 minutes||£50|
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|Initial Consultation 55 minutes||£45|
|Assessment 55 minutes||£60|
|Couple's Session 55 minutes||£60|
If you are unable to afford these fees I run a low-cost counselling service,
Click on link for more information.
The path towards therapy can be confusing. You might know that you need help, that you are experiences issues which are starting to affect your day-to-day life, but you are unsure where to start. The articles in this blog aim to explain how counselling works, how to find a therapist, what are the different approaches and do they matter, what you should and shouldn't expect, even how to end it.
They don't provide all the answers however they can be a useful starting point.
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