Counselling and Psychotherapy, for Individuals, Couples, and Groups, in Lincoln.
Welcome to my website. I am an accredited and registered therapist, with over 25 years experience, having worked within the NHS, private practice, the corporate sector, and for a number 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, on one day a week, in London.
I believe in facilitating access to counselling and psychotherapy. I have a set fee for the initial appointment ( which lasts up to 75 mins) and a sliding scale of fees for ongoing 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 (University of London and Guild of Psychotherapisrs) 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. I offer face to face appointments to practitioners living in and around Lincoln, and online appointments to those living further afield. (Please see more information about my work as a clinical supervisor 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 - including time constraints, mobility issues or location - to attend face-to-face appointments. It is important to make sure you have a secure internet connection for online sessions. At the moment, in London, I only have online appointments available.
As well as working with clients, individually, for those who prefer to be in a group, I offer group analysis . This can be beneficial for exploring and resolving relationship difficulties, in the past or present. It has the added advantage of being a lower-cost option too,
I also facilitate reflective practice, peer support groups, and experiential groups, in the NHS, social care, educational, and corporate sectors. I am a member of the Group Analytic Society (International).
For those seeking couple counselling, this usually involves 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. Or if you prefer to talk this through, please telephone me.
To make an initial appointment, please telephone or email me. If you email 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 you telephone me and I am not able to answer your call immediately, please leave me a message, and I will call you back as soon as possible.