We all have times when we feel confused or lost, times when we don't know where to turn or how to move forward. Talking can help.
Reaching out for help isn't easy and the first step can be the most difficult. You may be in a moment of crisis or not sure which way to turn, but the process of simply talking can provide considerable relief and give you some clarity about how to proceed. I offer an initial consultation at a reduced fee which gives you a chance to ask any questions and see how we fit.
I am a registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, as well as Diplomas in both Life Coaching, CBT and Relationship Therapy. I am a lecturer in counselling at a local college as well as being a qualified and practising clinical supervisor.
I have a welcoming and confidential private office in East Cliff, Bournemouth, a few minutes' walk from the sea.
In a simple sense, the focus of therapy is the past, life-coaching the future but in reality this is a far more blurred line. It is true that people attend therapy as there is often some issue from the past that they are struggling with in the present, but this can be true for life-coaching also. We can’t plan for the future unless we explore and understand how we behaved in the past and often it is our failures that shape our later successes.
However coaching is far more focussed on future goals, initially establishing these goals and then in subsequent sessions exploring how and when these goals are met or not met.
As a rule if you spend the majority of your time thinking back over past events, it’s probably therapy, if it’s mainly spent planning a future goal, life-coaching may be a better fit.
What ever path you go down, the underlying philosophy to all my work whether therapy, coaching or clinical supervision is that you are the expert in you, you hold all the keys, you have all the answers.
I provide a range of services, conducted in a welcoming, private, confidential space:
My practice is located in the heart of Bournemouth, just a few minutes walk from the beach. There is ample on-road parking and a number of car parks near-by. There is some free parking 10 / 15 minutes walk away and on-road parking is free after 5pm.
I provide a confidential and welcoming space in which you can talk about whatever is on your mind. I have appointments for both during the day and evening, and some spaces on Saturday morning.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial consultation.
I will always aim to respond within two working days.
|Initial Consultation 50 minutes||£25|
|Individual Session 50 minutes||£50 (£35*)|
|Level 4 Counselling Students||£35|
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|Initial Consultation 55 minutes||£30|
|Couple's Session 55 minutes||£60 (£45*)|
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|Individual Session 50 minutes||£50|
* I have a number of sessions available for individuals and couples who are on a low-income. Please enquire for more details.
The path towards therapy can be confusing. You might know that you need help, or that you are experiencing issues which are starting to affect your day-to-day life, but you are unsure where to start. These articles aim to explain how counselling works, how to find a therapist, what are the different approaches and do they matter, what you should and shouldn't expect, even how to end it.
They don't provide all the answers however they can be a useful starting point.
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