Having experienced therapy myself, I understand that it can sometimes seem daunting; I work hard to foster a comfortable and supportive environment for my clients and pride myself on honesty, warmth and professionalism.
Therapy shouldn't be scary and shouldn't be directed by the therapist - you should feel in control and empowered throughout the sessions.
I spend time getting to know you and what works/doesn't work for you so that we can build a relationship and I can tailor my approach to suit you. I see my role as someone who can listen non-judgementally, support you to consider alternative options and challenge your cognitions or behaviours with encouragement, support and unconditional positive regard.
Where are you based?
I work from various clinics in Cheshire, meaning that I am easily accessible to people living in Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Merseyside and Staffordshire.
Please note, I am currently working online via Zoom for the foreseeable future.
What happens during the initial appointment?
Our initial assessment is a chance for you to share with me what has brought you to therapy and for me to hear about your hopes and goals for therapy. It is also a chance for you to meet me and decide if you think I am the right therapist for you and for you to ask any questions about the therapeutic process. We will spend approximately 50 - 60 minutes together during this appointment.
I will explain about confidentiality and my therapeutic style and together we can discuss a therapy plan that feels comfortable and right for you. I will ensure that I have heard everything you want to share with me so that we can both be sure that we are working together on the right areas of your life.
There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to book a further appointment following the assessment and I will encourage you to take some time to think about whether you would like to continue with therapy as it is important that you feel comfortable speaking to me and that you are ready to enter into therapy.
What happens in subsequent appointments?
I believe that therapy is a collaboration between you and I – with us both working as a team to help you reach your goals.
As I am an eclectic therapist trained in hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, multi-systemic therapy, motivational interviewing, hypnotic coaching and neuro-linguistic programming, I will work to create a bespoke treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
We will identify goals for the therapy and will tailor each session depending on what you wish to discuss that day, as well as following any treatment plans we have agreed together.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
What do people come to therapy for?
People of all ages and backgrounds come to therapy. I work with children and adults. There doesn't have to be a specific reason to come to therapy, some clients (particularly CEOs of businesses or those with high pressured jobs), come to have a space to reflect and look at things in their lives from a different angle to help improve their effectiveness and wellbeing.
Below are a few of the presenting difficulties I regularly work with, however this is not an exhaustive list so please get in touch if you feel there is something I could help with.
If there is something you would like further information on or would like to discuss any of the techniques mentioned above, please feel free to get in contact with me.
How much do sessions cost?
Sessions are £70 per appointment. I ask for a 50% deposit in advance of your initial assessment. This can be paid via bank transfer or cash. An invoice and receipt can be provided upon request.
If sessions are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice (working days), they will be charged at full amount., unless there is an emergency.