Based in Christchurch; I have been running my own Private Counselling practice for 8 years.
I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to.
I work at your pace to help explore what you really want from the counselling therapy and also to allow you to concentrate more specifically on areas in your life/relationships that you’d like to change and/or improve.
If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can’t identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life – Counselling can offer an amazing emotional release, offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to.
I will endeavour to offer empathy and remain completely non-judgemental of whatever information you bring to the session.
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I have worked with those with low self esteem, depression and anxiety, I have also worked with those with Drug and Alcohol addictions as well as the partners of those with addictions.
Anything that is told to myself as a therapist is completely confidential – there are some exceptions to this – if I feared you would harm yourself or others may be harmed – particularly if these are vulnerable others, like children or the elderly. If I was concerned about these matters I would bring them into the session.
I never go behind a Clients back with information, however I retain the right to inform your GP or other agencies if I feel this is not being perused by yourself. I also undertake supervision that may involve some details to be given but no names or identifying details are given.
Names addresses and DOB information is held on file however session notes are held separately and not together. This information is held in locked filing cabinets within my room.
I offer a free assessment – this is your opportunity to meet me and see whether counselling and I as an individual feel the right fit for you. It will be your chance to think more clearly what you want to achieve from counselling and for me to run through with you my way of working.
Out of Hours appointment times are available for those that work during the day.
Sessions are available from 10:30 am to 20:00 pm – Monday to Friday.
NB. Free parking is available on site. Unfortunately I cannot offer disabled access at present, as my therapy room is located on the first floor via a flight of stairs.