Face-to-Face Counselling and Psychotherapy

I practice from a humanistic integrative approach which means that I use theories and techniques from various psychotherapeutic perspectives. I also use a relational analytic approach which uses the relationship between therapist and client to explore and deepen the work. I have developed this way of working based on my own values, but more importantly so as to be able to work in the way that best suits your needs. Above all, it is the therapeutic relationship that I believe to be the most important aspect in healing and development. I use techniques that include Gestalt, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

We will initially speak on the phone to discuss what help it is that you are after. If you are happy to proceed, we will arrange an initial meeting in which you will have the opportunity to find out if you think counselling could help you and if so, we will work towards an agreed plan for our therapy.

It is usual to plan for six or twelve sessions, with regular reviews to assess how the therapy is going and we can add or reduce the number at any time. There is no obligation to continue and you may finish therapy at any stage, although it is beneficial to work towards a planned ending. We will enter into a therapy contract so that our arrangements are clear.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and are held at the same time each week. Sessions are usually held weekly, although fortnightly sessions are also available.

Our sessions and their content are strictly confidential. The only times this confidentiality may be broken is if I think you are in danger of seriously harming yourself or others, or are involved in drug trafficking or terrorist activity.

I attend regular supervision to adhere to the BACP’s strict codes of practice. My client work is discussed in these sessions in order to ensure best practice. Again, these sessions and their content is strictly confidential.

Fees

I charge £70 per session. This can be paid by cash or by bank transfer in advance of the session.
I have a limited number of sessions available at a reduced cost of £45 if you are unable to pay the full amount.

Please give at least 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend a session so that the time may be used for another client. If you do not give sufficient notice, the full fee is payable.

Location

I work from private rooms in Woodbridge. There is ample free parking outside and buses 63, 64 and 65 stop nearby. I am a 15 minute walk from Woodbridge train station.