BA, MA, MBACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Face-to-face sessions are now available in Mansfield. I will be resuming sessions in Nottingham in January 2021. Online sessions via Zoom, FaceTime or over the telephone remain open during the daytime and evening from Monday to Saturday.
If you find yourself affected by unrelenting anxiety, overwhelmed by sadness, or simply unsure of who you are, my counselling approach will help you formulate ways of moving forward that are authentic and unique to you. Many of us go through life looking for approval and avoiding the disapproval of others; limiting our ability to realise our potential. My practice aims to facilitate psychological growth by enabling you to identify and eliminate blocks that are foreclosing authenticity and psychological wellbeing.
By separating your values, thoughts and feelings from external voices, you thereby become the author and authority of your life. The process of therapeutic exploration invites you to unpack, reevaluate and revise assumptions about your world and sense of self that may be acting as a roadblock to living fully and abundantly. The counselling relationship provides a safely contained space for you to discover and articulate your true self.
Through the therapeutic process, working together to disentangle, clarify and intimately understand your inner world, you can discover and subsequently embrace who you indeed are; coming to know yourself, own yourself and, finally, be yourself (Joseph, 2016). As a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, with clinical experience covering a diverse range of issues, I'm ready to provide you with professional therapeutic support that will put you on the road towards resolution and reclaiming ownership of your life.
Free Opening Session
Successful outcomes in counselling are dependent on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. You must be able to find a counselling practitioner whom you trust and feel safe working alongside. With this in mind, your first session is free of charge; giving us a chance to meet one another before you go any further, and help you determine whether my practice suits.
This initial meeting can take place via Zoom or face-to-face. These initial meetings enable us to address any questions you may have about the counselling process and what the procedure entails. We can also go over what you'd like to achieve in your counselling. You're under no obligation to return.
Counselling sessions are fifty minutes in length and £40 per appointment. Concessionary rates are available. Appointments are arranged for the same time and day every week to maintain a sense of consistency and momentum. However, while sessions are usually conducted weekly, further sessions can be negotiated during the same week. I'm able to offer both short-term and long-term counselling. You can bring your therapy to a close whenever you feel the time is right.
How Can Counselling Help Me?
Working with a professional counsellor can help you on the way towards feeling better, learning more about who you are and overcome issues that you feel are holding you back. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship breakdown, trauma, low self-esteem, or anything else that is adversely impacting your life, I will work with you to help you find constructive ways forward.
It is in the safety of the counselling relationship, a professional association that's free from any semblance of control or clinical judgement, that enables you to find solutions that are uniquely your own. The therapeutic qualities of safety, privacy, and respect create an environment of permissiveness where you can fully engage and understand what's happening in your world. Indeed, when you're unconditionally accepted, valued in your totality, and seen from your point of view, you can begin to actualise transformative changes in your life that will endure adversity.
By being alongside you, allowing you to give shape, form, and substance to what you're feeling, reassessing the way you see your world, and identifying what you want to get from your life, you will be able to proceed in new and creative ways. These evolvements can include distinguishing more about what truly matters to you and experimenting with various strategies to help you better deal with whatever difficulties you're facing.
For further information about what counselling is and how it can help you, please click on the tab below. You'll also find details about my therapeutic modality and how it differs from other approaches. To book a counselling appointment, contact me either via phone, text, email or the submission box situated at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions, do get in contact with me today and I will respond to you as soon as possible. Please note that all communication is protected under the strictest confidence.
Therapy rooms in Nottingham and Mansfield.
The Magnolia Therapy Centre
354 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, Nottingham NG5 2EF
Lotus Therapy Centre
The Limes, 54 Nottingham Rd, Mansfield NG18 1BN