This page contains some information on the types of work and formats I offer, which break down into three main categories: Psychotherapy, Counselling and other Personal Development work.  Below are also listed some of the difficulties, diagnoses or themes people have brought to me over the past 20 years.  It is by no means an exhaustive list and you should contact me if you have specific needs or difficulties not listed here.

Formats Available

  • Face to face

  • Individuals

  • Couples, Families,

  • Personal Development Groups and Modules

  • Psychotherapy

  • Counselling

  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution

  • Consultation, Analysis and Assessment: for families, groups, business and professional

  • Focussed 12 week Personal Development modules

  • Email

  • Telephone

  • Chat

  • Video (Skype-icon.png Skype)

  • Home visits

Psychotherapy and Counselling Features

  • Reduced cost introductory meeting
  • Reducing fee scale for people in greatest need
  • 60 or 90 minute sessions instead of the conventional ’50 minute hour’
  • Time-limited or open-ended work
  • Existential Analysis
  • Adults and teenagers
  • Comprehensive psychosocial assessments and therapeutic support planning as standard
  • Written assessment and problem formulation summaries available
  • Therapeutic use of art and writing possible
  • Yoga, meditation, Yoga Nidra, guided relaxation, body awareness, grounding and other therapeutic tools available in therapy sessions as standard
  • Supplementary Support (in between regular sessions by Skype, Telephone, Email, Chat)

Special Services

  • Home visits
  • Location support (for specific needs e.g. social phobias)
  • Out of Hours support
  • Family, partner and workplace mediation and conflict resolution
  • Consultation, analysis, support and improving conditions in the workplace (details below)

General issues people have brought to therapy:

This is not an exhaustive list and a description of your particular needs may not be listed here.  Please enquire if in doubt.

Existential Analysis is fundamentally non-pathologising of people, and views and relates to individuals primarily in human terms rather than via problems or diagnostic labels.

  • Self:

    • low self-esteem, poor self-image
    • insecurity, lack of identity, unstable sense of self
    • lack of confidence, assertiveness or direction
    • loneliness, social isolation, feeling ‘disconnected’, ‘not fitting in’
    • being ‘too sensitive’
    • dissociation, derealisation/ depersonalisation
    • deliberate self-harm
    • guilt, shame, embarassment, vulnerability and other difficult feelings or behaviours
    • lack of support in life, not coping
    • depression, unhappiness in life, lack of meaning (including post-retirement and bereavement)
    • dreams, nightmares
  • Past:

    • a troubled or abusive past or present
    • traumatic events and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD and c-PTSD, DD, DID, BPD, EUPD when described by psychiatry)
    • childhood- and family-related difficulties
    • living with regrets, tragedy or loss
  • Anxiety:

    • worry, habits, guilt
    • stress, panic attacks and anger problems
    • fears and phobias
    • general anxiety and trauma-related anxiety
    • being easily overstimulated or overwhelmed
  • Relationships:

    • all problems, including:
    • work, family, partner, social group problems
    • healing before looking for another relationship
    • difficulties with intimacy, openness, expressing oneself
    • coping with a relationship ending
    • mediation between separated or conflicted partners and family members
    • surviving an exploitative/ abusive relationship (including narcissistic or sociopathic exploitation)
    • domestic violence (both sides)
    • bereavement, grief and loss
    • Relationship Skills: develop and improve social skills, empathy, confidence, authenticity and self-protection when engaging with others
  • what psychiatry refers to as “personality disorders” and other forms of suffering given psychiatric diagnostic labels – please enquire

Personal Development

  • Life Coaching
  • Personal authenticity in society:
    • Who am I?: Finding Purpose, Direction, Meaning, Creativity and Motivation
    • the courage to be you and to live with personal integrity
    • Life inventory, review and re-design
  • Present-centred awareness development
  • Grounding: Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety management
  • Spirituality: Developing an Existential Practice
  • Individual yoga tuition
  • Meditation tuition (Mindfulness, Zen, Yoga)
  • Emotional and body awareness development
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills

Workplace, Business and Professional

Psycho-educational Content

  • Which therapy?  The main types of psychotherapy and counselling people offer and how these approaches work.  How to know who and what is right for you.
  • Changing the relationship you have with your own mind with meditation and yoga (e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD etc)
  • Anxiety, grounding and learning to breathe
  • Living with chronic pain
  • Learning Non-Violent Communication
  • Psychosocial support for helpers and carers
  • How to help others help themselves
  • Personal Authenticity: the courage to be
  • ‘Burn out’: prevention and recovery
  • Challenges, pressures and support strategies for students and young adults
  • Living with ME/ CFS
  • How to start addressing traumatic experiences in a safe way
  • Survive and thrive as a non-conformist/ minority/ outsider
  • Getting help with mental health whilst limiting the risk of stigmatisation

Courses and Groups – see separate pages

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