All therapists work differently from the setting they choose, therapeutic approaches and even the specific issues clients want to bring. I see clients for therapy and counselling in different settings depending on how clients want to work. My clients and I work together as a team to address their personal issues. The process includes exploring their experiences and identifying areas of concern. Together we work to help you develop insight and skills to better respond to life’s challenges. In-Person Therapy: Sessions are held at the Tower Room community space in the St Paul Old Ford church. An additional fee of £10 will be added for use of the space. I also see clients in-person
Walk-and-Talk Therapy: If you are looking for a more casual setting and would like to have a session outdoors (within the surrounding area of the counselling offices), walk and talk therapy is an alternative to the traditional office space. This works well for individuals but couples may choose to sit a bench during a session. Times and availability may differ from office hours. Online/ Remote: Online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy with as it provides increased flexibility for appointment times, accessibility, and privacy. Sessions from the comfort of your own home or office and at a time best suited to you. Currently I see clients on Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, FaceTime, and other platforms to meet client needs.
What is therapy like?
Working with me will be different than what you may have experienced before. My services include more than just a one-hour weekly session. I provide guided therapy and counselling meaning you can correspond with me in between sessions to check in, ask questions and submit homework if you choose. This is so the therapeutic work continues between sessions in order for you to achieve your goals sooner. To support my clients, I provide weekly guidance with follow-up emails and check-in emails that include resources and activities specific to the client's topics in session. These additional exercises and materials are meant to further explore your issues and find new perspectives. Clients are able to send assignments, ask questions, and update me if they choose.
Is online or in person counselling better?
In my experience, one is not better than the other. There are differences and some might even call these pros and cons, but it will be up to each individual to decide what is best for them based on their needs and preferences. Some studies suggest they are both just as effective.
Which kind of therapy is most commonly used?
My foundation is in person centred therapy. I have studied and practiced using an eclectic approach to counselling, also known as integrative therapy, to tailor the therapy to the individual. My approach is based in strengths-based and solution-focused therapy. I believe in empowering clients to reach their fullest potential and promoting a healthier wellbeing through support and guidance.