I believe that diversity leads to a more inclusive and sustainable society. I work with people from all walks of life and abilities and welcome them to my practice, irrespective of class, race and ethnicity, faith, gender, relationship style or sexual orientation.
Raje was really considerate and aware of social climate and how my ethnicity influenced my mental health.
…can be useful when usual support systems, such as family and friends, are not enough. For example after a bereavement, divorce, or a problem in the workplace, or if you are struggling with anxiety and want to find ways to manage it. My approach to counselling is time-limited (6-12 sessions) and solution-focused.
…is a gradual process over time that allows for an in-depth exploration of more complex problems, many of which have their roots in the past. It aims to facilitate insight and understanding of yourself and relationships with significant others. It offers the potential for transformation, to find new ways of doing things rather than repeating the same old mistakes.
Young People (18+)
The transition from late teens into adult life can be challenging. There are many decisions to be made as you start to define who you are and what you want to do. Plus the rational ‘thinking’ brain is not fully online until about 25. Counselling offers young people a safe space to talk about things they may find too difficult or embarrassing to speak about with family or friends. Unless the problem is deep-seated, a few sessions are often enough to help you on your way.
Working in a university counselling service, I see young people experiencing mental health problems with increasing frequency, severity and complexity. Often these started at school or in the family. Young people have also been particularly hard hit by Covid.
I offer individual and group supervision to qualified counsellors and those in training. My therapeutic approach is integrative, combining humanistic and psychodynamic ways of working. I also supervise PCE-CfD trainees and practitioners.
My aim is to create a supportive and safe learning environment that supports your personal and professional development. Together we will reflect on your client work and think about the therapy process, holding in mind ethical issues and dilemmas and looking out for potential blind spots. We will also focus on your wellbeing and the wellbeing and process of our supervisory relationship.
Supervision is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice throughout their working life.
How does it work?
Get in touch with any questions and/or to arrange a time for an initial discussion over Zoom or by phone.
Due to COVID-19 all my work is currently online via Zoom.
2. Informal discussion
Opportunity for Q&A. We will talk about online working and where appropriate, arrange an assessment appointment.
3. First appointment
Gathering detailed information to find out more about you and how we might work together. We will also go through my therapy agreement.
4. On-going sessions
If we decide to work together we will arrange a regular weekly time for our sessions.
|Informal discussion||Up to 20 minutes||Free|
|First appointment||60 minutes||£60|
|Ongoing appointments||50 minutes||£55|
I offer a limited number of reduced fee places for those facing financial hardship, or therapists in training. Please ask for details.
Sessions are payable at the time of booking and must be cancelled or changed within 36 hours, otherwise, full payment is due.
Payment Methods: Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal.
Working online is the new normal for many of us. There are advantages and disadvantages to online therapy.
- No need to travel
- Takes less time
- Familiar surroundings can feel more secure
- Some people feel less inhibited and take more risks
- You are responsible for the confidentiality of your end of the conversation
- We have to trust the technology
Privacy statement and data storage
I work under the terms of current data legislation, or General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The information from your enquiry will be stored on my password protected computer and smart phone. If we decide not to work together I will delete this information promptly. If we decide to work together you will be asked to complete a registration form after our initial discussion and prior to our first appointment. This contains your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, GP details and any other relevant personal information that you wish to share. In addition to your personal information I keep a session log and brief notes as a record of the work. Full information about data collection and storage is contained in my therapy contract.