I offer one-to-one psychotherapy or counselling on a short or long-term basis. This can involve a specific trauma-informed approach such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) or CRM (the Comprehensive Resource Model), elements from the multi arts approach or be talking-based; the choice is yours.
What can you expect from the process?
I aim to help you identify and explore the underlying causes behind behaviours you would like to change. This will usually involve you exploring relevant emotions, thoughts, memories and beliefs. We might use a particular art-form or just talk.
How we relate to each other can provide useful information for you, in a non-judgemental way. Confidentiality and professional boundaries create a safe space for you to be heard.
Sessions last for 50 minutes, 1 hour or 90 minutes for trauma work, and take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The process can be short-term (twelve weeks or less), focusing on specific issues and goals, or more long-term and open.
I charge £45 per 50 minute session, £54 per 1 hour or £75 for 90 minutes.
Reduced-rate sessions may be available if you are on a low income.
Please do not let cost deter you from getting the help you need.
Supervision is a contracted, professional relationship in which an experienced practitioner enables others to learn and develop professionally through a process of reflection on their work. I can provide an opportunity to think about the impact on you of your work with people; and to give you a safe, confidential and independent space to explore any interpersonal or organisational dynamics.
I started a training in Supervision and Human Rights, building on five years-experience working with refugee and asylum-seeking clients as Senior Psychotherapist at GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers). I left this post in 2019, before completing this course, to join a practice specialising in complex trauma work.
Many refugee and asylum-seeking clients present with complex and profound trauma, which can impact on those working with them. I’m particularly interested in offering supervision to non-therapeutically-trained support workers as well as clinical professionals working in this field. This could either be in a small group or individually and could be low-cost.
I can meet in Stroud, Gloucester, or offer sessions via telephone or Zoom.
Please contact me to discuss.
Group Work & Training
I offer experiential workshops and training to groups of all kinds. I enjoy using a multi arts approach to facilitate personal development and explore specific themes.
Examples of training and group work include:
- Devising therapeutic programmes tailored to the needs of specific client groups such as vulnerable young people.
- Art and drama therapy groups for young adults with learning difficulties and psychiatric patients.
- Continuing professional development (CPD) training to other therapists.
- Specialist training for support workers and care staff.
- Creative arts training in carnival arts, costume design, mask-making, theatre, storytelling and puppetry.
Contact me about bespoke training for your organisation, company or community group. I am happy to travel within Gloucestershire and beyond for workshops and training.