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How I work

I am an ethical/consensual non-monogamy, LGTBQ+ community, and fat friendly inclusive therapist who has involvement in these communities.  As an integrative therapist I adapt my way of working to your individual preferences, where possible and in a collaborative way. We will talk about what it is you would like to get out of counselling and look at ways we can do this. 

My core way of working is offering a safe and non-judgemental space through person centred counselling and it's core conditions, which are to hold you with unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence. From here I layer on tools and techniques from other approaches such as gestalt ways of working (metaphors, 'here & now' work, somatic exploration), ways of working from MBCT/SFT/CBT (using mindfulness techniques to explore our ways of thinking, looking at how this can be different, and how this can then impact our behaviour/emotions), and CFT/ACT (looking at our internal narrative, how we can be more compassionate and accepting to ourselves).

Depending on what it is you're wanting to explore, how long we work together, and your preferences, will depend on the techniques used in our sessions. If you are considering short term work with myself then we will look at the most pressing issue you would like to focus on, whereas longer term work will allow more breadth of work.

In whichever scenario we will have a 45 minute session at a discounted price for an assessment - both for me to assess what you are coming to counselling for and for you to assess if you would like to continue with myself going forward - this will also include getting your details and going through the counselling contract.

We will then either have our single session therapy (90 mins) or go straight into ongoing sessions at 50 mins each. All of my sessions are on a one-to-one basis.

Fees:

  • The initial assessment will be £30

  • My guide fee for ongoing 50 minute sessions is £50 unless otherwise agreed.

  • My guide fee for 90 minute Single Session (including two 30 minute follow ups) will be £80 unless otherwise agreed.

If you feel you are unable to afford this we can discuss this in our consultation as I do have a few low cost slots available at reduced rates.