My counselling approach today is a balance of counselling and coaching with a more 'moving forward' approach that I call
'Positive Alignment Therapy'.
It's a powerful, challenging and yet empowering approach which has brought about positive and lasting change for many adults and adolescents helping to shift relationships, family dynamics and lifestyles.
What is Positive Alignment Therapy?
What can it help with?
Positive Alignment Therapy is based on the theory that we all have a core self or 'true self'. This true self is at the heart of our being and where we are connected to something 'bigger', it's the home of our gut feelings and instincts and it's this that guides us in making choices and decisions.
Our sense of self - who we describe ourselves to be in the world or what some may call their 'ego' or 'outer self', is impacted, influenced and programmed by our experiences in childhood, parents, education, relationships, society, the media and circumstances in our lives. This can cause us to become disjointed and misaligned from our true self. As a result we can sometimes feel lost, stuck, confused and unfulfilled. The further away we are from our true self the more anxious, hopeless and depressed we feel. However we never become detached from our true self, we are part of it, we simply need to refocus and realign ourselves as a result we feel happier, more in control and more resilient to life's challenges.
I specialise in working with people who feel stuck, lost and/or have a lack of fulfilment and/or life direction. I am experienced in working with issues such as:
- Dealing with Grief and loss
- Depression and Anxiety
- Living with chronic pain
- Relationships problems
- Gender Identity and transgender
- Parenting difficulties
- Issues with career
- Aspergers syndrome
- Chronic fatigue/ME depression
- Spirituality and Law of Attraction
- Lack of confidence/low self esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Postnatal depression
What can I expect?
Do you see children?
I offer a warm, comfortable and welcoming space. Sessions last one hour, are generally weekly and on average last for around 6-8 sessions but some people need longer. Everyone is different, our work together is a journey and will unfold in its own way. You can choose to have weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions if you prefer. Positive Alignment Therapy is a talking therapy, I listen and intuitively read what you bring to the session and ask specific questions that help clarify my understanding and enable you to realign yourself.
I don't offer counselling for children under 12. If you're worried about you child under 12 please speak to your GP who can refer you to other services. However, not all children need therapy, many just need to learn skills and tools to feel more confident and manage their anxieties/worries. Click here to find out more about how I can help your child or teen with confidence and life skills coaching, where I teach skills, tools and strategies to help them feel more confident and build their resilience to cope with life's challenges.
What are your fees?
£70 per (per 1 hour session)
£60* per session (per 1 hour session) *£65 for home visits)
£80* (per 1 hour session) *£85 for home visits)