Video or phone counselling can help you understand the underlying issues that make anxiety so hard to cope with and I can help you find ways to make your life easier. Some people find they can be more honest about themselves on the phone - others find it easier to relate on a video call. What works best for you?
Are you struggling with how you relate to other people? To your partner? Or friends? Everyone? If you feel worried about how they might react to you, it is difficult to be yourself. Exploring your anxiety and how it effects you can help you see things more clearly. We can work with your feelings and see where they might have started.
Working from home is a blessing for some, but almost intolerable for others; others are working on the frontline of the pandemic and feel the pressure. And maybe your issues with work were there long before the pandemic started. I can help you explore your feelings, be really honest and maybe find a new balance.
How are you doing as the whole world feels under threat from an unseen source? I imagine all of us are living with some level of increased anxiety because of it, but it may be affecting you in a big way. As you talk, I will help you with your fears and how they are affecting you. I can't change the virus and the government response, but together we can ease things for you.
Having children at home can be tiring and stressful, stretching your parenting skills to their limits. Or you may have parents that you are worried about as they age, or don't have a good relationship with. As you talk these things through with me, I can help you be honest with yourself - you don't have to hide your true feelings to try to protect anyone. Then you can think through how you might deal with the situation you are in.
Take advantage of technology and have the benefit of counselling at home. You can be comfy and relaxed, and it's great if you can't leave the house easily. I find video counselling as good as face-to-face and it can be much more convenient. Like face-to-face counselling it can bring up intense feelings, so it's helpful to have time and space afterwards to think about what's happening and settle.
People have been doing teletherapy for decades. It is super effective and can be particularly helpful if you are shy or don't like video calls, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. I find it as easy to build a relationship as face-to-face counselling, and that is an important part of work. Again, it's really helpful if you have time to prepare and relax afterwards.
Send me an email with your questions so I can tell you more and help you decide whether counselling would be helpful for you. Or you might want to discuss arranging a regular appointment with me. I charge £50 for a 50-minute session, and £30 for a 25-minute one. There are some slots available for a reduced fee if you want to see me weekly and I can offer Key Workers 8 weekly sessions for £30 each. I currently have sessions available on Wednesdays and Fridays.
This is for one-off sessions on Wednesday mornings to look at specific issues or to see if you want to work with me regularly. You can book and pay online up to 2 days in advance. Choose Video call or Phone call from the drop-down.Book Online/Phone Counselling
If someone at home is making you feel anxious, it may not be easy for you to have counselling there. When you get in touch with me, let me know how and when would be a good time to contact you and we can discuss your options.
I love helping people who are struggling with their lives, finding out what is really going on for them, and seeing the step-by-step changes that come from counselling. Everyone is different and that is the joy of this work - I won't assume anything about you.
My counselling training finished in 2019, and as I have been a massage and craniosacral therapist for many years I have a lot of experience with clients and their issues. I am doing further training in children and young people's counselling and work with young people in school and online. At home, I enjoy reading, gardening and cooking, and walking on the hills and valleys near my house. And I've watched a lot of TV in lockdown. For more about me, please see my About page.
Find out more about Counselling and the way I work on my FAQ page.