People seek therapy for many different reasons; you may want to explore long standing difficulties and now just feels like a good time. You might feel unsure about your future, interested in exploring how you treat and care for yourself or wonder if you need to make bigger changes to your life or within your relationships.
The people I support often feel responsible for those around them and find it hard to separate themselves from the feelings of others. They often struggle to take up space, ask for what they need or focus on themselves. How they feel about who they are tends to depend on the opinion of others and they might describe themselves as "a bit of a people-pleaser".
I have extensive experience of supporting clients to prioritise themselves, place more value and worth on their own wellbeing and feel comfortable with taking up more space in the world. Slowly and gently, we can learn how to relate to ourselves with the same care, kindness and compassion we so easily offer towards the people around us. Some of us haven't been taught that we are important and that we matter as much as everyone else - and we can learn.
I'm told my approach is gentle and warm whilst also challenging and supportive. I'd welcome the opportunity to explore whether working together feels good for you.
About having online therapy:
I offer remote therapy sessions either via Zoom or phone. I'm based in the UK and I work with clients all over the world; regrettably, I'm unable to work with clients based in the US or Canada. This is for licensing and insurance reasons.
Working online will offer you the warmth and connection of face-to-face sessions, but with added convenience and comfort. I’ll guide you through the process of creating a therapeutic space at home so you feel grounded and comfortable in our sessions.
I tend to meet clients on a weekly basis, but the frequency of sessions and when and how we'll meet is something we can discuss to best suit you and your needs.
What's needed from you:
For online sessions, you'll need access to the internet (strong enough to watch Netflix) and a device that has a camera (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone). If you'd prefer to have therapy via phone, a stable signal is essential.
For all therapy sessions, it's vital you have a safe, quiet and private space to speak from. I also recommend earphones to help with sound quality and to create a feeling of privacy.
20-minute introductory phone call / online video meeting: FREE
50-minute online initial session: £110
50-minute online regular session: £110
Payment is made in advance of the session by bank transfer. Online payment is possible on request.
I usually work slowly and gradually with my clients over a longer period of time. This means there's often a short wait to start sessions with me, as spaces don't come up so frequently. If you'd like to explore working together, the first step is to complete this enquiry form. I will respond to you within the week about my current availability and if suitable, to organise an introductory 20min phone call (free of charge).
The call is a chance for you to elaborate on what you share in your enquiry form, ask me questions and for us both to explore whether we feel like a good fit to work together. There's no obligation to enter into therapy with me; you are welcome to use this as an opportunity to work out what you want and need.
If at the end of our chat we conclude that I’m not the right therapist for you, I’m very happy to make recommendations to support you in finding someone else.
If we choose to work together, we'll organise an initial consultation session which acts as an extension of the call, where I'll ask gentle questions about yourself and your life and we can explore some possible goals. I'll also send you some paperwork for us both to sign before we begin. If we both feel happy to progress after the initial session, we'll then agree a weekly time to meet (if you need things to be flexible, that's ok too) and go from there.