Services

This page contains some information on the types of work and formats I offer and some of the topics people have brought to me over the years.  More details and specifics can be found on the ‘Sessions and Fees’ page.

Formats Available

Psychotherapy and Counselling Features

  • Low cost introductory meeting
  • Low income and donation-only sessions
  • 60 minute sessions instead of the conventional ’50 minute hour’
  • Time-limited or open-ended work
  • Existential Analysis
  • Adults and teenagers
  • Couples and families
  • Comprehensive psychosocial assessments and therapeutic support planning as standard
  • Written assessment and problem formulation summaries available
  • Therapeutic use of art and writing
  • Yoga, meditation, guided relaxation and other therapeutic tools available in therapy sessions as standard

Special Services

  • Home visits
  • Location support (for specific needs e.g. social phobias)
  • Out of Hours support
  • Between-session support (Telephone, Email)

General issues people have brought to therapy:

  • low self-esteem, poor self-image, identity
  • lack of confidence, assertiveness or direction
  • a troubled or abusive past or present
  • traumatic events and Post Traumatic Stress
  • depression, unhappiness in life, lack of meaning (including post-retirement and bereavement)
  • dreams, nightmares
  • substance misuse and addictive behaviours
  • worry, habits, anxiety, stress, panic attacks and anger problems
  • fears and phobias
  • relationship problems, difficulties with intimacy, openness, expressing oneself
  • surviving an exploitative/ abusive relationship (including narcissistic or psychopathic exploitation)
  • bullying, harassment, exploitation in the workplace
  • loneliness, social isolation, feeling ‘disconnected’, ‘not fitting in’
  • guilt, shame, embarassment
  • bereavement, grief and loss
  • lack of support in life, not coping
  • a need to improve social skills, empathy
  • psychiatric conditions

Personal Development

  • Life Coaching
  • Present-centred awareness development
  • Grounding: Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety management
  • Personal authenticity: the courage to be you
  • Spiritual, Moral and Faith concerns and development
  • Individual yoga tuition
  • Meditation tuition (Mindfulness, Zen, Yoga)
  • Emotional and body awareness development
  • Who am I?: Finding Purpose, Direction, Meaning, Creativity and Motivation

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, addictions, 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
  • ‘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
  • Support and strategies for dealing with exploitation, discrimination and harassment (general, sexual, narcissistic etc)
  • Domestic and workplace stress and abuse dynamics: how to recognise them and how to cope