There are lots of therapists around. Why should I come to you?
It's important to work with someone you feel comfortable with so please feel free to call me for a no-strings chat (I offer a free 15 minute consultation) so you can get a feel for whether you'd like to work with me. If you prefer email, that's fine too.
Consider working with me if:
- You want to learn some skills and coping strategies to help you learn to overcome your anxiety, worry or stress
- You want to work on how anxiety, stress or worry is affecting you right now, rather than focussing on the past
- You want an approach that is grounded in widely-accepted psychological principles and research evidence
- You are up for playing an active role in therapy - for example, you're willing to try out new things (perhaps keeping a thought diary, or listening to a relaxation recording) between sessions
If you are interested in hypnotherapy, it's important to know that many hypnotherapists base their treatment on outdated or unproven psychological theories. If we decide to use hypnosis, it will be grounded in a CBT-based understanding of your particular issue. If I don't believe that hypnosis is likely to help you, I will discuss that with you.
I worked for over 15 years in corporate business, so I understand first hand the pressures of a fast-paced, pressure-filled environment and the difficulties of juggling this with family life.
I'm accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). These require a high standard of training, and this also means I am bound to their stringent Codes of Ethics. You can be assured of 100% confidentiality (with a few legal exceptions, mainly relating to risk of harm).
If I feel you would be better served by a medical professional or another therapist, I will tell you.
The most important thing, though, is that you feel comfortable working with me so please do get in touch if you'd like to find out more.