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Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I work with individuals and couples, in person (when Covid-19 circumstances allow) and online using Zoom, and with a wide range of issues – including but not limited to bereavement, depression, trauma, relationship and family issues, and career or life stage issues (including childlessness and illness). Coming for counselling offers you the chance to talk about the issues and challenges you are facing, and to explore some of the big questions in life in a way which facilitates understanding and sustainable change. It can be short-term (6-8 sessions) or longer-term, depending on your needs.

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Life is difficult, relationships especially so, and counselling provides an objective perspective which can help you to understand some of the deeply embedded patterns which help and hinder you, whether you are part of a couple or not. We humans often unintentionally hurt ourselves and others, and counselling can help you to find a different way. It can also help you to connect to a more soulful way of being in the world. All human beings need space for reflection, time in nature and to connect with their creative essence in order to thrive, and many of us have lost touch with these aspects leading to disillusionment, depression, illness and exhaustion.

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Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.

Marion Woodman

As mentioned on the About page, I have developed my own way of working having trained originally in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling, which draws from different schools of thought. I have also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which takes a neurobiological (body based) approach to working with symptoms of stress and trauma – this is fundamental as we humans cannot think our way out of situations which hi-jack our nervous systems, no matter how hard we try. Our make-up is such that we need to learn about neurobiology and equip ourselves with the right tools. So if we work together, you can expect to explore what is happening contextually and also within you. Don’t worry if that sounds unfamiliar or you’re not sure what is happening within you – I can help you to identify this. You can also expect a systemic perspective – one that takes the widest possible view of what ails you. The integration of mind, body and spirit is central to how I work, as is the belief that we humans are greatly influenced by our intergenerational narratives. You can learn more about this on the Systemic Constellations page. 

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Individual counselling

Sessions last for one hour and cost £65*

Couples counselling

Sessions last for one hour and fifteen minutes and cost £80*

Sessions are initially at the same time on a weekly basis. If after some time working together it is deemed appropriate to move to fortnightly, this can be arranged.

Please contact me if you have any questions or to book a free, no obligation, initial consultation (30 minutes).

*Pay for five sessions in advance and receive six.