How I Work

I am an integrative therapist with a person-centered core, which basically means that right from the start I view you as the expert on yourself and our working relationship as a partnership in which I am there to work with you in a way that suits you.

The integrative part means that rather than sticking to one formulaic way of working, I draw insights from different theories of personality and psychotherapy in order to personalise my approach to you as an individual who deserves a tailor-made response.

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What about confidentiality?

It’s really important that you feel you can trust me with what may be very personal issues, so our work will be confidential except under a few very specific circumstances where legal and ethical considerations would override confidentiality. I’ll always explain these exceptions to you in our first full session together so you’ll know what to expect.

First session

In our first 50 minute session, I’ll explain how I work so you know what to expect from me, and we can agree on what to do in the event of cancellations, holidays and how we’ll end our work together.  I’ll go through my data protection policy and answer any questions you may have.  If we’re not able to meet in person, I’ll explain things we’ll both need to do in order to work online, and how we’ll get paperwork passed between us when that’s necessary.

Once we’ve covered these details, we can simply begin.

You may have struggles around one or more of the following issues

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work-related problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childlessness
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth
  • Sex and pornography addiction
  • Redundancy
  • Trauma
  • Unemployment

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you don’t see your issue listed here, why not give me a call to see if I can help? You don’t have to shoulder these burdens alone – we can work together in the search for a better future.

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