I am a U.K.C.P. registered psychotherapist and have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 30 years, 20 years in private practice.
I work with individuals who refer themselves. Their problems may be as a result of the ordinary stresses of life, or as a result of specific events in their lives, either present day or that have occurred in the past.
ABUSE - issues of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
ANGER - difficulties expressing and/or managing anger
ANXIETY - and difficulties with concentration and coping, feelings of panic
DEPRESSION - sadness and emptiness
PHOBIAS - irrational fears
RELATIONSHIPS - unhelpful repetitive patterns, difficulty in making and sustaining satisfactory relationships
SELF - self-esteem, self-confidence,assertiveness
TRAUMA - coming to terms with traumatic events
Both Counselling and Psychotherapy can help those who are suffering from emotional distress and personal difficulties. Both can be viewed as forms of personal growth, making improvements to the quality of life. Both can help you gain insight and understanding of yourself and others. change in their lives. Which approach will most suit you will emerge during the early sessions and we will decide together how we want to work.
Usually short-term (1-10 sessions) dealing with a concrete issue/s in your current life using inner and outer resources available to you. Often, but not exclusively, working with 'conscious processes.'
Open ended, with the overall aim of changing yourself, of deep internal change, working with both 'conscious and unconscious processes.'
Appointments are scheduled for 1 hour. Daytime and early evening appointments are possible. I request that you arrive at the appointed time because I do not have a waiting room if you are early. We will end the session at the scheduled time, even if you arrive after your start time.
Psychotherapy clients have a regular weekly slot and they pay for their 'time slot', whether or not they attend.
Counselling clients have weekly or fortnightly slots by arrangement.
My fee is £50 per session. Fee is reviewed annually.
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