How I Work
Working in a relational integrative way means that I am trained in a number of different therapeutic approaches, and am able to adapt the way I work to best suit individual clients and their unique preferences. A big piece of this is also working to build a strong and trusting relationship between us, in which you feel safe to talk about whatever is troubling you.
My practice is heavily informed by compassion focused therapy (CFT), as well as drawing upon other approaches including humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT and mindfulness.
I have experience of working with many different concerns, including anxiety, depression, high levels of shame and self-criticism, difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, self harm and/or suicidal thoughts, sexual abuse, and difficult family dynamics/early experiences (including growing up with parents who may have been very loving, but struggled to recognise and attune to your emotional needs).
I work with adults aged 18 years and over.
It's important that you feel there is a good fit with your therapist, and that you feel comfortable working with them. I therefore offer an initial free telephone call, which lasts up to 30 minutes. This gives us a chance to briefly discuss what is bringing you to therapy at this time, any questions you may have, and gives you a feel of how I work.
If you'd like to work together, we would then book in an initial assessment session, which lasts 60 minutes. This gives us time to understand some of your struggles in more depth and consider how best we might work together. All further sessions are 50 minutes duration, and I normally work with clients on a weekly basis.
I offer therapy both in-person and online. I have in-person practices in both Guildford and at Surrey Holistic in Godalming, and see online clients via Zoom.
Initial assessment sessions (60 minutes) are charged at £80, and further weekly sessions (50 minutes) are £70.