What is Counselling?
Counselling enables individuals to explore issues that are causing them distress in a safe, confidential environment, without fear of judgement, criticism or unwanted advice. Counselling can help you understand yourself better and the way you think and help you find a way forward. My aim is to support you in ways that respect your values within your cultural context.
I work as a counsellor, coach, supervisor, trainer and mindfulness teacher in private practice. I have over 20 years’ experience with clients from a diverse range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, neurodiverse individuals and people with disabilities. I have worked in GP practices, staff counselling services, university counselling service, young people’s services, drug and alcohol services. I also provide personal therapy for trainee therapists and supervision for other counsellors and helping professionals. I work from a base in Otley & also online.
How I work
My approach is integrative, drawing on a variety of theoretical models to suit the individual needs of the client. Sessions are usually weekly of 50 minutes and the number of sessions are negotiated according to individual need. Many issues can be assisted within relatively short term work. I do not provide long term therapeutic work.
What sort of problems can I help with?
Counselling may be concerned with resolving specific problems, coping with a crisis or making a difficult decision.
Counselling can help with:
I offer a confidential counselling service, the details of which will be explained fully in the first session.
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework. I am a registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
If you are considering having counselling and would like to discuss any queries you may have before arranging an appointment, please contact me.
If we decide to work together, we will agree an initial number of sessions and review our work together periodically to ensure the work is meeting your needs.
To make an initial appointment please contact me:
Mobile: 07765 602 314