what i offer

My counselling approach

Reaching out for help when you are feeling low, lost or under pressure can be the hardest thing.  


By choosing to work with me, you will be offered an open and  welcoming space in which we will build a relationship based on  acceptance, respect and exploration; together we will talk through the  challenges and difficulties you may be facing.


In a safe and contained counselling space I will listen to you and help you find your own answers and way forward to live the life that you want.   


I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor  my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so  that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety,  stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that  improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence.  


Your first session will include an assessment where we can talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to gain from it. 


You can ask questions about the process and how I work to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you. 

What I can help with

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I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, family and relationship issues,  abuse (emotional, physical, verbal & sexual), self-harm and suicidal thoughts, trauma and PTSD, workplace stress, anger management and low self-esteem/ confidence.    


I can help you address with the challenges you are facing with a greater understanding of yourself using mindfulness, resilience and an ability to deal with change.


Your session


Each counselling session will last 50 minutes and usually take place on a weekly basis on the same day & time.

Sessions are available during daytime and weekday evenings and daytime on weekends.  

I work with individuals on a short term and long term basis. 

Costs

£60.00 per 50 minute counselling session.  

Payment is made by bank transfer 24 hours in advance or in cash on the day.

Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice are charged at the full rate. Details of this are in the contract we would agree before we start to work together.    

The first session is offered as a discounted rate of £30.


Location 


I am based in Chigwell & Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Confidentiality

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Everything you share in your counselling sessions will be kept confidential. If you shared something that meant I believed you may cause serious harm to yourself or another person I may contact an outside agency, although wherever possible this would be fully discussed with you first.   


I comply with GDPR regulations and I keep all information I collect from you secure and only use this information to communicate with you about these sessions. I keep a record of our sessions in accordance with GDPR regulations, BACP guidelines and my insurance provider.