At times in our lives we each experience situations which negatively affect the quality of our experience. Issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and difficulties in relationships with others and sometimes, even with ourselves can cause ongoing distress and get in the way of everyday life.
Coming for therapy or counselling can be difficult: Sharing our story with a stranger can not only feel scary, it can make our pain and discomfort seem more real and feel more intense.
I aim to provide a strong therapeutic relationship, in which we can explore your concerns in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Together, we can reflect on your experience and help you find a way through.
How I work.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist. This means that I have a broad knowledge base and experience to draw upon as we try to understand you and your concerns better.
I offer a relational, developmental approach to therapy: I believe that, through our early relationships we each develop coping mechanisms in order to deal with day-to-day living. Unfortunately, at times of pressure, stress or conflict - often the very times when we need these strategies most - they can fail us.
I believe that, through developing a safe, open relationship in psychotherapy, we can explore how you cope. This reflection can help you adapt and reinforce your coping mechanisms for the current situation and for the future.
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality.
I trained at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Alongside my work with individual clients, I also work with couples to help you understand your relationship and reflect on what might not be working well at present.
My practice is on New Walk, in Leicester City Centre, overlooking the tranquil De Montfort Square.
My fee is £50 per session (50 minutes) with individual clients and £70 per session with couples.
Concessions may be available. Please contact me to discuss further.