How I work
As an integrative/pluralistic therapist I adapt my way of working to your individual preferences in a collaborative and consent-led way. I believe you are the expert of yourself, and so, we will talk about what it is you would like to get out of counselling and look at ways we can do this; the approaches and methods used will be used to account for intersectionality without pathologising you, i.e. I work with YOU in a holistic way.
My core way of working is offering a safe, compassionate, affirming, 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/body work), 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).
Check out my about me and qualifications if you'd like to know more.
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 a consultation; this is for me to understand what you are coming to counselling for, to go through my counselling contract, for you to ask any questions you may have, and for you to assess if you would like to continue with myself going forward.
All of my sessions are on a one-to-one basis, for residents of the UK only, and currently I am only offering remote sessions via Zoom, Signal or Phone Call.
The initial assessment will be £30 for up to 45minutes over the phone or zoom
My guide fee for ongoing 50 minute sessions is £60 unless otherwise agreed.
If you feel you are unable to afford this we can discuss low cost options in our consultation.