COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS
My training is integrative which means I blend a number of different counselling theories and approaches which include the person centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and attachment theory. The person centred approach underpins what I do as this enables me to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore the more intimate facets of your world. I then draw on other approaches to tailor the therapy to your needs.
Counselling is often simply a place to process difficult thoughts and feelings, to help move from a place of confusion and feeling lost to a place of clarity and understanding. It can be like putting together a jigsaw from all the jumbled up pieces.
My aim is to help you grow in insight and self awareness so that you may make better choices for your relationships and emotional well-being. I do this by:
Making space for the expression of difficult thoughts and feelings
Exploring your current story and going back to childhood
Looking at significant relationships and attachments
Identifying unhelpful patterns of behaviour and issues with boundaries
Exploring strategies to manage unhealthy or destructive behaviour
Making links between past and present
Highlighting and challenging distorted thinking
Enabling new perspectives
I offer sessions Monday to Friday. I am based in Hampton, offering sessions face-to-face (on a limited basis), by phone or online video, or 'walk and talk' sessions in Bushy Park.
The Hampton venue is about 15 minutes walk from the rail station; buses R70 and 285 pass nearby, and there is plenty of unrestricted parking.
It may be that geography or a busy work schedule precludes you from accessing face-to-face counselling. To provide greater flexibility I offer online video sessions. I suggest using VSee as it offers improved video calling and encryption. However, I'm happy to use Zoom if preferred.
Click here for Online Counselling Guidance.
Individuals: £50 per 50 minute session, £60 after 6pm.
I may be able to offer a discount for those on benefits/low income (daytime only).
In addition to English, I can offer sessions in Spanish.