Counselling and Psychotherapy, for Individuals, Couples, and Groups, in Lincoln.
Welcome to my website. I am an accredited and registered psychotherapist, with over 25 years experience, working within the NHS, private practice, the corporate sector, and for a range of psychotherapy and counselling services.
I offer counselling, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions in Lincoln and London.
I have a sliding scale of fees for ongoing individual sessions. My clients choose their own fee from within that scale. (You will find full details on the Taking the Next Step page.)
Dual trained to work with individuals and groups, both my qualifying courses are UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited, and I am UKCP and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered.
I am also a UKCP registered clinical supervisor for other psychotherapists and counsellors, working with either groups, or individuals ( please see more, on the My Approach page). I have a DBS enhanced certificate, issued in July 2016.
My clients come into counselling or psychotherapy for a variety of reasons, including: depression; emotional problems; relationship difficulties and breakdown; family problems and conflicts; abuse or neglect during childhood; anxiety and/or stress; loss and bereavement; work-related problems; child sexual abuse; Post Traumatic Stress; eating disorders; self esteem; and personality problems.
Not everyone knows what is bothering them, however. It is possible to feel confused and unhappy without being clear why. You might be struggling to make sense of who you are, for example, or perhaps you feel your life lacks meaning.
I usually see my clients in my consulting rooms in Lincoln, or London, but I also offer online appointments (via Skype and Facetime) to those who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to attend face-to-face appointments. It is important to make sure you have a secure internet connection for online sessions.
For some clients, group analysis offers a really useful alternative to individual sessions. It is particularly beneficial for anyone who has experienced relationship difficulties, in the past or present, or who is feeling socially isolated. It has the added advantage of being a lower-cost option too, which gives more people access to therapy. I also facilitate reflective practice and peer support groups in the NHS, social care, and corporate sectors. I am a member of the Group Analytic Society (International).
Couple counselling is about facilitating an understanding of the conflicts that arise between a couple, and exploring ways to resolve them. Couples sometimes have separate sessions as part of this process. They are usually offered blocks of sessions, with occasional top up sessions after the main period of counselling has finished, if required. They may also be asked to put into practice techniques between sessions.
If you would like to learn more about coming into psychotherapy or counselling with me, please read the pages here about my approach, and my qualifications and experience.
To make an initial appointment, please email, text, or telephone me. Please let me know whether you are based in Lincoln or London, whether you are seeking a daytime or evening appointment, and whether there are any days/times you cannot manage. If I am not able to answer a telephone call immediately, please leave a message, and I will always call you back as soon as I can.