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My Approaches

As a Counselling Psychologist, I am trained in different evidence-based therapeutic modalities.

My work with you will be rooted in Compassion for human existence; I will help you develop an understanding of your situation and guide you in understanding and processing painful experiences including thoughts and feelings that may be keeping you stuck.

Following this I will support you to take meaningful steps towards living life in alignment with your values and goals.

I work from the following approaches.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT empowers you to identify and modify unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours. Together, we explore how your thoughts influence your feelings and actions, developing practical strategies for positive change.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

CFT guides you to cultivate self-compassion and help you manage and regulate difficult emotions and emotional conflicts. In the sessions, we delve into the roots of your difficult beliefs that may be keeping you stuck. It is a therapy that pays particular emphasis on self-conscious emotions such as shame, guilt, self-criticism by fostering a compassionate mindset and nurturing healthy inner dialogue.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT encourages accepting thoughts and feelings without judgment. It uses mindfulness based skills. It also emphasises commitment to actions aligned with your values.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy dives deep into lifelong patterns and beliefs influencing how you perceive yourself and interact with the world. In sessions, we explore these patterns, understanding their origins, and help you develop a nurturing relationship with yourself.

Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Humanistic therapy provides a supportive space for personal growth and self-exploration. Sessions are a journey into your experiences, feelings, and goals, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

IFS identifies and harmonises different aspects of your internal self, promoting inner balance. Sessions explore these internal dynamics, working towards reducing inner conflict and developing a nurturing relationship with the self.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR facilitates the processing and healing of traumatic experiences through guided ebi-lateral stimulation including eye movement. Sessions navigate the memories, enabling a transformative healing process.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT enhances emotional well-being by addressing and improving relationships. Sessions delve into interpersonal dynamics, fostering understanding and positive changes in how you relate to others.

Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)

SFT concentrates on strengths and solutions for positive change. Sessions are focused on your strengths, collaboratively working towards your goals, and envisioning a future aligned with your aspirations.

Frequently asked questions

Taking Your First Steps: Frequently Asked Questions

I understand that reaching out for psychological support can be a significant step, and it’s my priority to make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible for you. Below, you will find information to address common questions or concerns. If you need more details or have further inquiries, please feel free to contact me; I’m here to assist you.

Sessions are typically 50 minutes long. Occasionally, for certain trauma-focused work, sessions may extend to 80 minutes.

The number of sessions varies based on the issue you’re addressing. While I usually recommend a minimum of 16 sessions for progress, a better estimate can be provided after your initial session.

No, you don’t. Transparent communication is crucial, and we’ll discuss the duration of therapy together. Your unique situation may require more or fewer sessions, and I’m flexible to accommodate your needs.

Weekly sessions are recommended for optimal benefits. Keeping a consistent time each week is usually arranged for your convenience.

The initial session focuses on getting to know each other. We’ll explore your reasons for therapy and your goals, leaving you with a clear plan for how I can assist you.

Understanding that progress extends beyond our session time, your active engagement between sessions is crucial. Depending on our therapeutic approach, you might be assigned exercises, homework practices, or reflective activities such as information collection, event diaries, skill-building, or journaling. This collaborative effort ensures continuous growth and development beyond our scheduled sessions.

Open communication is fundamental to our work together. If at any point you feel discomfort or have concerns about our therapeutic relationship, rest assured that discussing these feelings is not only encouraged but essential. We can openly explore your concerns, and together, we’ll navigate a resolution that ensures you feel supported and comfortable throughout our journey together.

The decision to conclude therapy is a collaborative and vital part of our work together. Throughout our sessions, we will regularly assess your progress and openly discuss the appropriateness of continuing or concluding therapy. This decision is handled with utmost sensitivity, recognizing that it varies for each individual.

Typically, an aged approach is adopted, gradually reducing the frequency of sessions over weeks and months. Most endings take the form of monthly reviews to ensure that the gains made in therapy are sustained and that you feel well-supported as you transition beyond our therapeutic sessions. Your active participation in this decision-making process ensures that your unique needs and goals are considered every step of the way

Details of fees can be provided upon request. Please note that we have Specialist Provider Recognition with several health insurance companies. If you have private health insurance, the cost of your sessions may be fully or partially covered by your insurer.

Appointments cancelled with less than 24 working hours’ notice incur a cancellation fee. Missed sessions without notice are charged the full fee.

A short waitlist is available for those who can safely wait. Contact me directly if you wish to be considered.

Confidentiality is respected unless permission is granted to disclose information. Details about the confidentiality policy will be shared at the time of booking.

Yes, please get in touch to find out more.

Sessions are available Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-7 pm GMT. Corporate wellbeing service availability is negotiable.

Sessions are available Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-7 pm GMT. Corporate wellbeing service availability is negotiable.

Absolutely! Studies show online therapy’s effectiveness, providing benefits like access to specialists, cost savings, and the comfort of therapy from your chosen private space.

Face-to-face appointments are in Worsley, Manchester.

No, please consult your GP or a psychiatrist for medication-related queries.

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