Choosing a therapist can be difficult, so I’ve tried to include some relevant information about me and how I work. I’ve been working with clients since 2011 and have been in private practice since 2013.
As a therapist you can expect me to:
- provide a safe, confidential place, where you can talk about yourself and your life, which may be painful or confusing and may make you feel uncomfortable, angry or unhappy
- offer an opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can’t do with family and friends
- offer a place and time which is just for you to talk about those things that bother you
- listen to the way you feel and how this affects you and others
- accept the way you are without judging you
- help you to make the changes you would like to happen
- work hard to create a good therapeutic relationship with you so that we can work well together
- understand that it is not always easy to talk about problems and to express your feelings
- work with you towards improving your well being
Some things I won’t do:
- offer to ‘cure’ you
- judge you
- make decisions for you
- take advantage of you
- spend time talking about my problems inappropriately
I work within the BACP Ethical framework, which sets out the values and principles underpinning good practice, and ultimately help ensure that you receive a safe and effective service.
You can read more about my beliefs and how I work here.