How I work
I work with clients both online and face-to-face, where appropriate. Please note that all initial assessment sessions take place online. I have followed the recommendations of my membership board, the BACP, with respect to Covid-19 risk assessment.
I also offer a 'hybrid' or 'blended' approach, where we agree each week whether to have an online or a face-to-face session.
Please get in touch by phone, text or email so that we can discuss how I can best support you, why you are seeking therapy and address any concerns or queries you may have.
For further information on online therapy, see my blog
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (‘BACP’), which requires me to be insured to practice, receive appropriate standards of supervision and undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development. I abide by the guidelines, code of ethics and professional practice standards set out by the BACP.
I am a humanistic and integrative therapist, which means that I have a flexible and holistic approach, tailoring your therapy to your personal circumstances and needs as a unique individual.
I have completed significant additional training, including an extensive Cyber Therapist course with the Online Therapy Institute, and am an accredited and professional member of the Association of Counsellors and Therapists Online.
I provide therapy to adults, from young to the elderly.
What is online counselling and how does it differ from face-to-face?
Terms like online counselling/therapy, teletherapy and telemental health are interchangeable.
Online and telephone therapy differ from face-to-face counselling and there are a number of matters to consider.
There are potential benefits to online therapy such as appointments are easier to schedule than traditional face-to-face sessions, and there is no travel time involved. Some clients actually prefer it, and I work with a number of clients who choose online/telephone counselling over face-to-face.
There are also significant differences with online/telephone therapy. These include limited visual cues with video calling, and a complete lack of visual cues with telephone or messaging. This is not to say it is any less valuable or therapeutic, as other dynamics come into play, it just is a different experience.
You will need a private and quiet space with a good phone signal and wifi. I work with a number of different platforms. Please contact me to discuss what will work best for you.
After each session, you should ensure you close/delete all pages that relate to our session to maintain your privacy. Consider giving yourself some space after the session, since, when online sessions end, you are immediately in your environment with no transition time to you everyday routine. Further details will be provided to you when you contact me.
In the event you are feeling suicidal, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day by calling 116 123 (free call) emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check what other services are available in your area or talk to someone you know.
I also recommend the Stay Alive app developed by Grassroots Suicide Prevention.
What I can help with
I work with a varied and diverse client group, these are just some of the issues I can support you with:
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Chronic pain and chronic illness
Irritable Bowel Syndrome