Counselling and Psychotherapy, for Individuals, Couples, and Groups, in Lincoln and Southwark.
Welcome to my website. I am an accredited and registered counsellor, psychotherapist, group analyst, and clinical supervisor. During the past 25 years, I have worked within a NHS hospital, a GP practice, as well as for a variety of charities and counselling services, and the corporate sector. In my private practice - in Lincoln and London - I see individuals, couples, and groups, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions. (You will find my fees on the Taking the Next Step page. )
I have two accrediting bodies: The Guild of Psychotherapists and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. I am registered to practise by the UKCP and the BACP.
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 problem; 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.
Many clients prefer to have one-to-one sessions with me but for some, group analysis offers a really useful alternative. 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 psychotherapy. (New group starting, please scroll to the bottom of page for more details).
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, or telephone me. Please mention whether you wish to have an appointment in Lincoln or London.
I am starting a new psychotherapy group in Lincoln in the Autumn. The group will meet weekly (at 8.30 pm on Thursday evenings) for an hour and a half. It will be a mixed gender and mixed age group, with a maximum of 8 members. Members will be asked to make a minimum commitment of a year to the group. Members choose their own fee within a range between £5 and £20 per group, depending upon what they feel can be managed. Self-referrals and referrals from colleagues are welcome from July.