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Certified By: BACP
From: Central Farm, Farms Common Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Secure Video Call, In-Person
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Anger, Grief, Stress, Work
Target Age Group: Adult
Therapist Since: 12/09/2011

About Me

While studying for my diploma and after qualifying I spent some time working in the voluntary sector with Cruse.

Since 2019 I have been working in private practice with both face-to-face clients and with remote clients using video calling.

I believe that using a mixture of Person Centred and Solution Focused therapy gives the best opportunity for my clients to either address their underlying issues or work on practical alternative behaviours depending on what is most important to them in a specific session.  Each session is different and we always follow where my client wants to go and how they want to work.

My Qualifications

My Experience

During and after qualifying in 2011 I worked in the voluntary sector for some time.   Since 2019 I have been working in private practice with both face-to-face clients and more recently remote clients using video call.

My Approach

I offer two types of therapy
Both types of therapy can be face-to-face sessions or online using the Zoom video calling service or WhatsApp.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) concentrates on finding solutions in the ‘here and now’ and exploring your hopes for the future to find a fix for your problem.

The core belief of this approach is that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions.  The other core belief is that talking about problems does not help when you are looking for solutions.

There may be several reasons why you would prefer SFBT.  If you feel that traditional, problem focused, therapy just doesn’t work for you.
Perhaps it feels that repeatedly going over your problem is not helping, perhaps even making things worse?
Maybe you just don’t like the idea of discussing your problem with a complete stranger?SFBT is really different.
We don’t even need to discuss the problem at all if you don’t want to.
Together we focus on what the solution will look like and you will decide on small steps that will take you to the future you want.

Some people only need one session and most people don’t need more than four.
Sessions are one hour long and not necessarily weekly. Four sessions could take place over ten weeks if that was what worked for you. You decide if you want to come back and together we agree the timing and dates.
It takes a maximum of 6 sessions.

Person centred therapy has at its core the belief that the client knows what is best, knows what is hurting and knows how to move forward.  My role as your therapist is to help you get in touch with your own inner resources.

Person Centred therapy is more traditional in that we spend time working on what lies behind the issues you are facing.

Sessions are one hour long and held weekly.
There is no maximum number of sessions and you decide when the sessions will end.