Therapy sessions are in my treatment room in Sandbach, Cheshire. Please note there are a flight of stairs. There is a dedicated parking space for you. Sessions can be fluid and include whichever modality is best suited in that moment.
Online counselling sessions are convenient and save on travelling. We can do counselling, EFT or tapping, or Matrix Re-imprinting via Zoom or Skype and this therapy can work very well. Therapy sessions via telephone are also available if needed.
Person-centred counselling is about how you perceive yourself and not about me interpretating your unconscious thoughts. In practice, it is about you feeling really listened to and that I am interested and non-judgemental. Within that process can come a-ha moments and realisations that can be really impactful and lead to healing and growth.
EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is a gentle and effective technique that combines tapping on a few simple places together with focusing on the issue. I have been using this technique for over six years and am very fluid with it. The beauty of EFT is the way it can calm overwhelm so that it feels safer to work with the issues at hand.
Person-centred counselling is a talking therapy that promotes personal change. We collaborate in a process of active self-healing. Which means that it helps that we get on with a sense of regard for each other. As the therapist I do not diagnose or know the answers for you, but I do have the skills to sit and listen and make the space for you to find the understanding or answers needed, and the tools to help you as needed.
The therapeutic session is traditionally 50 minutes and sometimes that is sufficient, or you need to let me know if you are on a time constraint. Otherwise, sessions can be more fluid and allow an hour.
Yes – currently Vitality Health Insurance. I am in the process of arranging authorisation to accept health insurance policies and more Health Insurance Companies will be addes in due course.
This is entirely up to you and could vary with your current needs and I am happy to be flexible. It could be weekly, fortnightly, three weekly, monthly, or an as and when basis. We can discuss what is best for you at this time.
Yes with some legal exceptions which I will discuss when we meet.
In the UK those terms are not clearly different except that a psychotherapist will often have a higher level of education. It used to be thought that a counsellor would work for a shorter number of sessions and a psychotherapist for a longer period of time however, that is no longer the case. Even though my certification includes both titles, my higher level of education does not mean that I am any better a therapist than someone who has taken a different training route. It remains whether you feel I am a right fit for your needs.
Generally a flat rate of £50 per session for adults which can be paid by direct bank transfer. Child rates are £30 per session, reduced if it is a much shorter session. If you are really struggling financially and really think I might be the right therapist for you, then please do not hesitate to contact me and we’ll see what we can arrange.
This is a very good question because we are all different and require different ways of working. Firstly you need to feel comfortable with your therapist, and feel they are listening to you and want what is best for you. What is their general approach to clients and do they seem trustworthy and likeable? These might be gut reactions for you based on what information they have initially supplied. Does the therapist have the skills and experience you are wanting for your particular issues?
This is entirely up to you and your needs. I have worked with many clients who have only needed one or two sessions and then felt sufficiently enabled to move forward on their own, and other clients who have made huge progress by having weekly sessions for some months, and yet others who dip in and out over the years. I am prepared to be open your needs and do not demand you have to have a minimum number of sessions.
Sandbach, Cheshire. It is a lovely comfortable room but there are a steep flight of stairs which need to be taken into consideration. I also work online which means we are no longer limited by distance and travel.
If you do not feel comfortable or cannot feel any sense of connection in that moment. There are times when it might be appropriate for a Therapist to sensitively and carefully challenge a client but what you shouldn’t feel from your therapist is a sense of feeling judged or shamed. Or if a therapist is not flexible to your needs or way of working, or you don’t feel heard, or they give too much advice, or they don’t have boundaries.
Directly with me following an initial chat. Begin with a short message via email, text, whatsapp or voicemail and we’ll arrange a safe and quiet time for a quick phone call.