How are you today?
COVID-19 is a difficult and challenging time. Perhaps you have been shielding due to a health condition? Maybe you are feeling isolated or alone? Perhaps you are a frontline worker who needs some support? Maybe you are feeling anxious, low or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are grieving for someone who was close to you?
Or maybe something else is bothering you and keeping you awake at night? Or perhaps you are feeling stressed, suffering from panic attacks or finding yourself frequently close to tears? Maybe you feel stuck and want to make some changes in your life?
Please know that you are not alone. Sometimes it's not easy to talk to someone who already knows you like a family member or a friend. Sometimes it's not easy to feel understood, really heard and fully accepted for who you are and how you are feeling.
Making the decision to start counselling and psychotherapy is a big one, so firstly congratulations on making your first step in the process. Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with is important. I offer a free 30 minute initial phone call for you to get a sense of me, to talk through the therapy process, what you would like to achieve from therapy, whether we are able to achieve this together and ask any questions you may have about counselling, psychotherapy, transactional analysis or me and my ongoing training to become psychotherapist. There is no pressure to book an appointment at the end of this call. You are welcome to take some time to think about it if you need to.
I am a qualified counsellor and hold a diploma in Transactional Analysis. I am continuing my development in advanced training to be a psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe and confidential environment. I work with individuals over aged 18 and groups, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. More information on how I work is available on the Transactional Analysis Counselling & Psychotherapy page. To find out more about me and my journey as a trainee psychotherapist, visit the About me page.
I am particularly experienced in counselling clients who have experienced difficulties with :
I have the appropriate registration with UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I adhere to their code of ethics. I also attend regular supervision. Supervision is a requirement for a counsellor or psychotherapist, whether they are a fully qualified psychotherapist or a trainee psychotherapist. Supervision forms part of a psychotherapist or trainee psychotherapists ethical practice and ensures that you are receiving the most appropriate care.
How will sessions work?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, sessions are being held online or over the telephone, therefore you do not need to be in the Nottingham, Kegworth or Loughborough area to see me. I welcome clients from all across the UK. The platform I use for video sessions is very simple to use and you can find out more about this here . If you have concerns or are unsure about online or telephone therapy, please contact me and I'll be happy to talk you through the process.
When we can safely return to face to face appointments, my practice room is located in Kegworth. Kegworth is a village just 10 miles south of Nottingham city, on the border of Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The practice is located just off junction 24 of the M1 and is within easy reach of Loughborough, Shepshed, Derby and South Nottingham. You can find out more about where I practice from Here. . Free off street parking is available. Access to the practice and my therapy room is via steps, if this is a problem for you please contact me to discuss your requirements. You can of course, choose to stay online for your therapy appointments.
I have answered some of the most common questions about counselling and psychotherapy on my FAQ page, however if you have a question which is not listed on this page please feel free to contact me either by telephone or Email me
To book a free 30 minute initial phone call or for more information, please contact me on 07895 407159 or Email me
Reduced Rate Therapy.
These are exceptional times and are presenting us all with some really tough challenges.
One of my beliefs as a counsellor and trainee psychotherapist, is that therapy should be accessible and affordable to those who need it, therefore I offer 3 spaces in my practice at a reduced rate. These spaces are open to full time students or anyone who has been financially affected by COVID-19. You will not be required to provide any proof of your financial situation.
The reduced rate fee is £30 per hour and is for a limited period of 1 year. If, after this time, you would still like to continue sessions and your financial situation remains the same, we can negotiate an alternative for example, sessions move to the normal rate but are fortnightly instead of weekly.
If £30 per hour is outside of your budget, there are still options available. We can negotiate an alternative such as fortnightly sessions instead of weekly or a lower weekly rate for a shorter time period. I am open to the conversation so please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07895 407 159 or Email me
As a member of Climate Psychology Alliance, I offer 3 sessions for free for anyone affected by climate grief and / or environmental anxiety.