"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"
Life can become challenging and help from a fully qualified and professionally registered psychotherapist can make a positive difference.
Caring about your well-being, I offer a confidential, non judgemental, empathic space that encourages and allows you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in support of you developing a greater understanding of yourself, and build the confidence to come to your own resolve. Enabling you to continue on your life's journey with a deeper sense of knowing, confidence and peace.
Please take your time to find out more about my practice and feel welcome to contact me if there anything else you would like to know.
I am experienced in working with others deal with difficult and challenging circumstances that are unique to their lives.
Promoting people’s wellbeing, I work with others in a supportive and empowering capacity by offering counselling and psychological approaches to aid you through any challenges that you are experiencing.
I believe in the beauty of individuality and that each of us nourishes the world with our unique differences and experiences. Each of us having the ability and right to discover, grow, flourish, and reach our full potential.
I employ and implement creativity into my practice to differentiate and individualise my approach to suit the needs of those that I work with.
I work with young people and adults of all ages, with families, parents and in school settings to provide therapeutic support and develop individual strategies for a range of difficulties, such as:
· Anxiety and depression
· Childhood experiences
· Intense feelings and behaviours
· Anger, frustration
· Relationship with food
· Bereavement and loss
· Neuro diversity
· Relationships with others
· Strategies for instilling coping strategies, learning strategies, organisation and motivation.
· Managing and developing coping strategies for feelings of burnout, exhaustion, stress, feeling overwhelmed.
· Understanding yourself and others.
I will provide you with a confidential, empathic, non-judgemental space where you will feel heard and listened to as you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, in support of you developing a greater understanding of 'you', and of your interconnecting world.
I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and suggest valuable tools for you to adopt that may help you learn, discover and manage life’s obstacles and challenges in a way that is unique and helpful to you.
Most importantly, emphasis will be placed on you becoming and feeling both empowered and confident in sourcing your own healthy ways of managing and working through any difficulty you are facing, in support of you taking steps towards making the change that you wish to make.
My approach is both 'relationally - integrative' and 'eclectic', meaning I draw upon different psychological and learning theories, and approaches, whilst incorporating my training, experience, and skillsets in support of individualising my practice to suit your individual presentation, in support of you embarking upon your journey of self-discovery to instil self-understanding and make the changes you want.
I truly care and am committed to the wellbeing of all the people I work with and work diligently to help them find the answers they seek.
What can I expect from a counselling session at my therapy space?
In our therapy sessions, you will be supported and given the space to work through any challenges that you are wanting to work through, and improve upon ways of thinking and current negative behaviours.
I will help you re-frame your reactions and may suggest tools that you may chose to help tackle life’s obstacles if appropriate.
I offer a professionally trained and experienced skillset, and a non judgemental empathic and confidential space where nothing cant be shared. A space for you to truly talk through what you are finding difficult.
Get in touch to book an appointment.
per 50 minute session
Virtual Counselling session: £35
Face to face counselling session: £45
1. Contact me to arrange a time to briefly talk through what you are wanting to work through and arrange a time that works for you.
2. Pay for your session through bank transfer 24 hours before your appointment.
3. Make sure that you have checked your internet connection and have found and decided upon a safe and comfortable space, free of interruption, where you can have your therapy session.
4. Click on on your counselling session zoom link 5 minutes before the start time.
5.Attend your zoom appointment
Where do I work and how long do sessions last?
My working practice consists of working through online platforms and face to face.
The cost of online sessions will reflect my reduction in over head costs so that those that I work with benefit from this.
Face to Face sessions are available in Otley LS21.
Sessions will be 50 minutes in duration, unless you are late.
What are the benefits of online and telephone therapy?
Accessing online remote counselling from the comfort of your own safe space has been proven to be as effective as in-person therapy by more than 40 academic studies.
Safe Space: Accessing support from the comfort of your own home, where you already feel at ease and comfortable.
Reduced cost: Online therapy eliminates the costs associated with travel time and expenses.
More consistent therapy: Online therapy decreases absences due to poor weather conditions or sickness, allowing clients to participate in therapy on a regular basis.
Online therapy can allow individuals in remote areas to get help from specialists who may not be available in their geographic location.
Psychological comfort: Online therapy can help with eliminating the social stigma related to receiving mental counselling or other therapy.
Are my sessions confidential?
Inner Therapies counselling service is confidential and information shared during your session, or information about you, will not be discussed with anyone else outside of the counselling space without your explicit agreement. Where there is exception to this rule, is where there was any presenting risk or concern that there was a serious risk of harm to yourself or others – it is in these situations where we have a duty of care to inform your GP.
There is nothing that cant be discussed and confidentiality is a most important part of my counselling service. As such, I subscribe to the ethical framework set out by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
To read our service confidentiality policy click below - this provides detailed information on confidentiality and data protection procedures. As part of my practice, I will store data in accordance with the Data Protection Act and I hold current membership with the ICO (www.ico.otg.uk).
I keep my own records for the sole purpose of our work together, and these notes are held securely and confidentially for six years, after which they are destroyed. These records do not form part of any other record system.
How many sessions should I have?
It is essential to keep in mind that therapy can be hard work.
It is not a magic pill or a quick fix, nor is it something that is done to you: therapy is a healing process that necessitates full participation and a willingness to reflect and consider. But in the end, making small changes towards thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and developing coping mechanisms that work best for you, has the potential to bring about life-altering results.
We are all unique individuals, the number of sessions that you will require is dependant upon your presenting challenge and you.
I am a professional psychotherapist, and my main aim is to get you to a point where you feel empowered to embark upon the world with a new informed perception and ways of working, confident in utilising your own coping strategies and have a more informed acceptance and understanding of yourself without the need for counselling, only tapping back into it when you feel it to be of benefit to you to do so.
I work at your pace, in support of you working through what you want to work through.
What is Zoom, Teams and WhatsApp?
Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WhatsApp can sound confusing. But these apps are a great way of keeping connected with others when it isn't possible to meet with them face to face. Supporting us stay connected with others and accessing counselling sessions which would pose difficulty in attending.
These apps can be downloaded onto a mobile phone, laptop or tablet and once downloaded I will send you a personalised and private invitation that can easily clicked on to link us up together so that we can meet in real life time, remotely.
Once our session is finished, we will hang up, just like we do when we finish a call, by pressing a red button saying END.
Counselling with a professionally qualified therapist
Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling
I am committed to engaging with continuous professional training, development and maintain monthly clinical supervision
in support of informing my practice.
I maintain current DBS certification in support with working with vulnerable age groups.
I hold membership with The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), as well as other professional organisations relevant to therapeutic practice and approaches.
My working week consists of a blend of charitable organisational, school based and private practice.
The counselling space
Our modern and comfortable purpose built counselling space provides the opportunity to contemplate, process and share, whilst reflecting upon differing perceptions, attitudes, and feelings that work towards supporting a transitional shift in your thought and behaviour.
All counselling / psychotherapy online appointments take place in the comfort of your own safe space, in your own home, or office, or where ever you feel most comfortable. A space that provides you with quiet and calm - your own space where you already feel at ease.
"People are as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying "soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try and control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds"
'Thank you for guiding my child safely through 6th form, offering the counselling which has benefitted her greatly, enabling her to make friends which she struggled to do at the beginning of year 12. Her teachers have also noticed a great improvement in her ability to contribute in lessons. I trust this has given her the confidence to excel at University and life beyond.'