Are you looking for counselling for trauma or the impacts of illness?
Throughout the past 20 years I’ve worked with clients of all ages, providing counselling for trauma and the impacts of illness (including carers). I can support you to cope with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and bereavement. I have particular experience and interest in the following areas:
Healing from trauma:
If you experienced abuse, violence or trauma either as a child or in your adult life, then our work together can support you to understand and lessen its impact on you and your relationships now. Counselling for trauma can help reduce feelings such as anxiety, fear, guilt or shame. I will work with you, in ways that feel safe, to ensure you do not have to carry this burden alone any more.
Serious illness and its impacts:
If you have a life limiting or terminal illness the impact of this on you may be considerable. I’ll provide space for you to explore what this means to you and the effect on your life and relationships. This can help you to adjust to your body and life as you move into a different future. If you had caring responsibilities for other family members as a child or young person, we can work to understand how these have shaped you and what you now want from your adult life. Current caring responsibilities may mean you feel as though you’ve lost your sense of you. If that is the case, we can rebuild that, helping you to gain your own identity.
I provide online counselling for trauma and the impacts of illness via a secure video platform. This enables you to access therapy in a place that feels safe and convenient for you. I believe that it is just as effective as therapy in person and that there are many additional advantages such as:
- You are not restricted by location. You can choose the right therapist for you, rather than having to base your choice on them being geographically close.
- Therapists who work online are often able to offer more flexibility in appointment times (early mornings or evenings for example).
- Accessing therapy from your home means you can be comfortable in your own surroundings with no need to travel to a counsellor’s premises.
- Physical disabilities or psychological difficulties are no barrier to you getting the support you need.
- You may feel safer to talk and more at ease, when in your own home.
If you feel comfortable expressing yourself in writing, rather than face to face, or like to think and reflect before ‘saying’ something, then you might like to consider email counselling. This is not undertaken ‘live’ as video counselling would be. Instead, we would agree a number of interactions (usually 6 initially), and in each one you would explore your concerns in an email to me. In return my responses would reflect what I hear as the key points. I will ask gentle questions, clarify and give you things to think about. Many people say that this way of working has the benefit of allowing them to consider what is being discussed and reflect between responses.
Sessions are available at the following prices:
15 minute introductory call online / by phone – FREE
60 minute initial appointment – £30 (increasing to £35 from 1st Nov 2021)
50 minute weekly online sessions – £50 (increasing to £55 from 1st Nov 2021)
Email counselling – £30 per interaction (increasing to £35 from 1st Nov 2021)
If you have any financial concerns about therapy, I am open to discussing this. I hold a proportion of my practice for anyone struggling financially.
I kindly ask for payment to be made in advance of each session.
Cancellation and rescheduling policy:
Clients would normally reserve the same session slot weekly.
I operate a 48hr cancellation and rescheduling policy, which means that I will not charge a cancellation fee if you give at least 48hrs notice of non-attendance of a session.
If you would like to reschedule, I will endeavour to find you an alternative session before the Sunday of that week. If this is not possible, then payment already made will be transferred to your next booked session.
In the event of sudden emergencies or illness, I will consider cancellations on a case by case basis.