How Counselling & Psychotherapy Can Help

Counselling aims to help you deal with – and overcome – issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

Counselling can help you:

Psychotherapy focuses on deep seated issues stemming from childhood which are preventing you from fulfilling your potential and living and enjoying your life. These issues may include:

I will respect your views and support you to understand what is going on for you. A common fear is that the process is painful and uncomfortable. However, as we continue to work together you should gradually start to feel better and will find that your session can be enjoyable!

In most cases it takes a number of sessions before therapy starts to make a difference and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.

What Is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional Analysis (or TA) helps to explain in simple terms why we think, feel and behave in the way we do.

TA is my core model of therapy, which is very effective in helping people understand their problems and helping people make lasting life changes.

There are three basic philosophical assumptions in Transactional Analysis:

1. People are OK

This is the fundamental acceptance that regardless of what you do, no matter what you think, or despite your feelings you are a worthwhile, valuable person in your own right. This principle carries itself directly into the relationship between therapist and client. We are both equal. We share the responsibility of achieving the agreed therapeutic goal.

2. We can all think

If we have all got the capacity to think then we have all got the capacity to work out what we want and work out how to get there. My job is to support and guide you in this task; you do not need anyone else to decide for you. You know what’s best for you. For many clients entering therapy it may not feel this way when they start. Some feel confused and unsure and are looking for the therapist to tell them what to do. I will work with you to help make sense of and clear this confusion.

3. People decide their own destiny and have the power to change these decisions at any time

If we got to where we are today because of the decisions that we made, then it’s within our power to change these decisions. We can be who we want to be and achieve our goals if that’s what we choose to do. This is not always easy. Small changes may start the process and build up to larger changes when it feels safe.

Accessing Therapy

Does your place of work run an EAP – Employee Assistance Program. Designed to support your mental health and wellbeing?

Or do you have private insurance?

Most insurance companies like AXA PPP, Bupa and Aviva and your workplace EAP will offer up to 12 therapy sessions at no extra cost to you. WORTH CHECKING OUT!

Frequently Asked Questions

Following our initial telephone conversation, the next step is to make an appointment to meet face to face if that feels right for you.  At this first meeting you will have an opportunity to discuss your needs and expectations of therapy. You can find out more about me and my style of therapy. If you feel that my therapy style suits you, we can then agree to begin work and schedule a regular appointment that fits in with your life.

Individual Sessions are 50 minutes.

Couples and Family Sessions last 60-90 minutes.

Psychotherapy Fees :

  • Therapy Session on a sliding scale averaging £90 
  • Couples Start at £166

Some concessions available, please enquire for details

Discounts offered on block bookings of 4 or more.

Payment by direct bank transfer, 1 week in advance of your session.

Prices are reviewed annually.

Typically, counselling sessions take place on a weekly basis.

There is no set amount of sessions, the amount of sessions depends on each individual clients need. I offer both short-term and long-term work.

Both daytime and evening appointments are available and appointment will be arranged at a time to suit you.

I ask for 48 hours notice if you cannot attend a session; otherwise you are required to pay the full session fee.

Yes I am a recognised practioner with the following insurance companies:

Aenta, Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare & WPA

I am currently offering support online and walking session.

Please contact me directly to discuss needs.