COVID19 LOCKDOWN – UPDATE - 6/7/2020
FACE TO FACE SESSIONS - Will be available from this week for clients for whom online is not an option due to technological or other reasons. Please not that my practice will be taking various precautions in terms of ensuring the safety of myself and my clients. Please do cancel if you have been exposed to Covid 19 or have any symptoms. Social distancing will be ensured.
IMPORTANT - please note that client confidentiality could be compromised in face to face counselling with any clinician as that clinician would have to report client names to Test & Trace, should that clinician test positive. This however is understandable to most clients.
Please do contact me for any more information.
ONLINE COUNSELLING OPTIONS
This current crisis has propelled counsellors to work online. This is an area I have experience in and had been advocating as the future of therapy. I offer a variety of options and am flexible in finding a solution to allow clients to access therapy during this time of worldwide crisis.
Online video options– Skype, Whatsapp Video Call, Facetime, Zoom and V See
PLEASE NOTE THE BACP's PREFERRED PROVIDER FOR SECURITY AND ENCRYPTION IS ZOOM
These options are perfect if the client can ensure they have the time in a quiet place for them to conduct the session without interruptions.
Telephonic options– This is suitable for those that do not wish to conduct video or text sessions. It does require a quiet place however.
Online real time text options– Text, Whatsapp Message
For those clients that are unable to video call due to various issues text in real time can be incredibly valuable. This would mean that I set aside the time as I would a normal session to be available to conduct a text session.
Time and Price Options 50 minutes - £40
30 Minutes - £20
Sessions are prepaid via BACS or Paypal Transfer or for established clients on presentation of invoice or other agreement.
If we continue before payment I reserve the right to end therapy if sessions remain unpaid.
All platforms for online work have been heavily scrutinised over the last few years however if the client is aware of the limitations and is happy to continue these platforms should not be discounted. The most secure, that I am aware of at this current time is V SEE or Zoom
DATA PROTECTION ONLINE – Please know that I am the only person who has any access to my electronic devises and these are all additionally password protected.
I am a registered with the ICO Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/
IN THE CASE OF WIFI/CONNECTION PROBLEMS WE WOULD AGREE TO CONTINUE TO TRY FOR 10 MINUTES AND IF STILL NO SUCCESS RESCHEDULE
I am a highly experienced Psychotherapist and Supervisor working in private practice. I offer a humanistic based but eclectic approach to psychotherapy in a comfortable and safe practice situated in Hartford, Cambridgeshire.
I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology (UKZN - Durban South Africa, 1999). I've worked across a number of settings and in private practice. In the UK I am a Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by their ethical framework. For further information please visit www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Finding a Psychotherapist and starting therapy can be difficult. This is a process that should be directed by you and you should feel in control.
I believe that the core therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance. This means providing an emotionally safe and confidential place to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
The duration and content of therapy is determined by the client
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
How Can I Help You ?
I draw mostly from Person Centred, Humanistic and Existential therapies and believe in non-judgemental, emotionally safe and in depth counselling .
I have a special clinical interest in the formation and effects of ANXIETY across all ages.
Anxiety is a human emotion that is my area of professional interest both on an everyday level and within the context of an anxiety disorder, co-morbid mental health condition or health condition.
However, my training and over 21 years experience as a psychotherapist allows me to offer therapy for the following
AIDS/HIV, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement and Grief, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, sex therapy, Infertility, Loss, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work related issues.
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