Psychotherapy for the Wetherby, Leeds, and York areas
Hi there! Thanks for visiting my profile. Here's some information that I think could be useful to you. Do feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or wonderings.
What do you need from your therapist? Psychotherapy should create a protected time and space in your week where you can speak frankly and in complete confidence, and where you are accepted just as you are. There should also be a sense that the therapy has purpose – let’s work together and get to the heart of the matter: why, at this point in your life, are you seeking support? If this is a time of transition in your life, what kind of transition is it? The answer might not be obvious.
In addition to twelve years' experience as a practitioner, I’m also a teacher and trainer of psychotherapy. Where it can be helpful I’ll share with you ideas and insights that might help you to think about what you’re passing through differently. I will invite consideration together of what is within your power to change and will offer suggestions around how therapy can help you to realise change.
I hope you will also experience me as warm and kind.
I have been in continuous practice since 2011 and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In addition to private practice I have delivered therapy for young people in higher education, in cancer and hospice care, and in prison.
I am additionally a senior university lecturer and trainer in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health
I also have a PhD modelling patterns of change in psychotherapy.
I can offer therapy for those seeking help with depression, anxiety, family issues, feelings of aloneness, low self-esteem, shame and acceptance, bereavement and loss, spiritual concerns, fear of death and the search for meaning.
I am an existential therapist working within a pluralistic framework, which means that I offer a therapeutic approach which is bespoke to you, and also one that we envisage together. Where it could be helpful I might suggest psychodynamic, systemic, or cognitive behavioural approaches.
Here is an article I had published in Therapy Today, November 2022 which offers some perspectives on those big existential questions that we all might grapple with at different times in our lives (click here to download).
You're welcome to contact me at any point with questions. All sessions are charged at £60 and we have the option of meeting either in person at the Pure Treatment Rooms, Wetherby, online over Zoom, or over the phone.