In a Nutshell
Whether you're affected by unrelenting anxiety, overwhelmed by sadness, or simply unsure of who you are, my approach will help you to find ways of moving forward that are authentic and unique to you; empowering you to connect with the fullness of your personhood. By extricating your values, thoughts and feelings from external voices, you thereby become the author and authority of your life. My counselling practice aims to facilitate psychological growth by enabling you to identify and eliminate various obstacles that are foreclosing authenticity.
The counselling relationship provides a safely contained space for you to emancipate your true self from the internalised opinions, standards and expectations of others. Through the therapeutic process, working together to disentangle, clarify and intimately understand your 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 moving forward and reclaiming ownership of your life.
For more information, please click here, or scroll down to the column below to learn more about why people may elect to work with a counsellor and what it can offer you.
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.
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.
Working with a professional counsellor can help you on the way towards feeling better. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship breakdowns, trauma, low self-esteem, or anything else that you think is adversely impacting your life, counselling helps you to find constructive ways forward. Your therapy operates at a pace and direction that you're free to choose and respects your process at all times.
It is in the safety of the counselling relationship, a professional association that's free from any semblance of control, coercion or clinical judgement, that enables us to locate solutions that are uniquely your own. The therapeutic qualities of safety, privacy, and respect create an environment of freedom where you can fully engage and understand what's happening in your world. When you're unconditionally accepted, valued in your totality, and seen from your point of view, you can begin to realise and apply powerfully transformative changes in your life that will endure.
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