Why do people seek counselling?

People seek counselling for various reasons, overall it is a space that provides people with an opportunity to talk through and explore difficulties or challenges that they may be finding hard to deal with alone. It is a place that aims to facilitate change and improve well-being

What is your availability?

I am currently available on Mondays and Fridays between 10am - 2pm and on Wednesday evenings

Where are you based?

The Peterhouse Centre, 122 Forest Rise, Walthamstow, E17 3PW Click here for map

Do you work online?

Yes, I use the Zoom platform but I am also open to skype

What is the initial consultation for?

The initial consultation is for both of us to establish whether I am the right counsellor for you. We will talk about what has brought you to counselling and discuss the areas that you wish to focus on. We will also discuss what you would like to gain out of the work together. This will also give you an opportunity to ask me questions about the ways in which I work. There is no obligation or commitment at this stage, however, the fee for the initial consultation is £30

How long are the sessions for?

Sessions are for 50mins usually once a week

How often should I have sessions for and how long for?

This is dependent on your individual circumstances which can be discussed during your initial consultation or reviewed as our work progresses. I offer either long-term, open-ended or short-term counselling

How do you work?

As an integrative counsellor, which means I use a variety of approaches in response to your needs, I use a relational approach that is based on the here and now. I also incorporate exploring how your past experiences have affected you now which could include your childhood experiences. We can also look at ways that you respond to situations that you feel are unhelpful to you, we may find that they have indeed been helpful for you in the past but are no longer serving you now. In addition to talking, I also work creatively, using art and various other creative materials which can help to explore feelings and emotions when words alone are just not enough or can be too difficult to express

Do you review our work together?

Yes, I believe that this is an important part of our work together. We will review the work often to ensure that we are working in ways that are helping you

What are your fees?

Please see the ‘Fees and Contact’ page