Who I am and what I do
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), having been professionally trained over seven years to help with a wide-range of issues. Talking therapy is a long-standing, effective means of helping people with their difficulties and something increasingly more people are using to their advantage.
I have been practicing as a counsellor since 2015 and approach the therapy using the well established psychodynamic method, meaning I am capable of helping you more meaningfully resolve the problems you face in the present by exploring together their root causes in past experiences. This can help you move forward with your life in a way that is positive specifically for you. Any aims and desired outcomes you have regarding your counselling can be discussed during your sessions.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and depending on what is appropriate for your needs, I can offer a short-term or an ongoing long-term service. Psychodynamic counselling is open-ended and your sessions will be yours for as long as you feel you require them. You will have the opportunity to ask me any questions regarding your counselling during the sessions themselves.
Gender & Sexuality
Emotional & mental breakdowns
Abuse of any kind
Self harm and suicidal thoughts
Feeling stuck or helpless
Personal growth & development
Sessions take place in my office located at my home address on Cowell Street, Ipswich. I will provide my address to clients when we arrange an initial session.
The counselling room itself is a private and secure environment suitable for therapeutic work. I make every effort to ensure it is a comfortable and relaxed space allowing you to make the most of your sessions.
Parking on Cowell street is permit-free and has no charge, but should there be limited space you may use the nearby surrounding residential roads.
I politely ask that you be mindful of my other client's privacy and arrive only when your session is due to start.
I cannot allow clients to bring family members or other acquaintances with them to their sessions. This includes infants in their care.
Unfortunately, the space I use for counselling clients is not wheelchair accessible.
Please also note that I am unable to offer toilet facilities to my clients. These and other details can be discussed during your first session.
Free initial session for all clients
Each weekly session | £40
Each weekly telephone session | £20
Telephone sessions are offered as a temporary alternative to my private practice outside of my work at counselling centres and charities while the Corona-virus lockdown measures are in place.
Session fees can be easily paid for weekly by cash or monthly by either cash or via BACS, suitable to your needs. This can be discussed further in your initial session.
Fees for work I undertake with clients at a counselling centre may incur different fees that are negotiated between the client and the centre. Free initial sessions may not be offered in these cases.
These are some of the things my clients have said to me about our work together.
You're a very good listener. That alone has helped me so much already.
~ Anonymous female client, late 20s
This whole experience of coming here hasn't always been easy, but you've been very helpful.
~ Anonymous male client, early 40s
These sessions have really helped me through a lot lately, so thank you.
~ Anonymous female client, mid 30s
I really understand more about myself and what I went through. I'm much more comfortable in myself now.
~ Anonymous male client, late 20s
I just want to say thank you so much for everything. I feel like you have given me my life back.
~ Anonymous female client, mid 50s