Starting counselling or psychotherapy can be a confusing and daunting prospect, particularly as many turn to it when they are already at a difficult point in life. There are many counsellors and different types of therapy available, and it is important that you are able to choose a counsellor or psychotherapist you feel you would be able to work with.
This website gives some information on the type of therapy I offer and how this can help, as well as my training and experience.
Should you wish to get in touch, please feel free to phone or send an email. I would be happy to discuss any questions you might have, or to arrange an initial consultation.
I am a professionally trained counsellor and psychotherapist practising in Brentwood, Essex. Having worked therapeutically with people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds for over ten years, I have considerable experience and understanding of the complexities people can encounter around their emotions, behaviour, relationships and identity. Having worked in forensic services and within the criminal justice system, I have particular experience with people whose issues are around aggression and anger, or whose struggles often relate to cultural or societal norms, rules or expectations.
I trained at WPF Therapy, one of the UK's leading providers of psychotherapy training, and am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults who have found themselves struggling in their relationships, work, creativity or family lives, and want to understand more about themselves.
You can read more about my experience and qualifications here, and the type of counselling and psychotherapy I practice here.
Why Seek Counselling & Psychotherapy?
You might be considering counselling or psychotherapy because you often feel anxious, depressed or angry without knowing why; or you find yourself repeating behaviours which you know are unhelpful, but don't feel able to change. Perhaps a bereavement or a difficult relationship has left you with feelings you don't know how to resolve. Others who seek psychotherapy aren't experiencing specific difficulties, but feel unsatisfied or unable to find fulfilment in their work or relationships, when outwardly things seem to be going quite well.
It can be hard to know who to talk to about such things without embarrassment or shame, and to give them the attention they warrant. Meeting with a counsellor or psychotherapist offers a confidential space where whatever you're experiencing can be expressed and thought about safely.
As well as helping to lessen difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression or relationship issues, counselling and psychotherapy helps to uncover our own particular strengths, abilities and capacity for enjoyment. It also helps us develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and the reasons underlying our current difficulties. Because of this, effective counselling and psychotherapy helps to develop a meaningful sense of self-awareness and the capacity to live a more fulfilling life.
You can read more about counselling and psychotherapy here.
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Brentwood, Essex
Warley Hill Practice, Brentwood, Essex
My consulting room is within walking distance of both Brentwood station and Brentwood High Street, and within easy reach of Shenfield, Upminster, Romford, Billericay and other areas across south Essex. The practice is ten minutes away from Romford by train, or a twenty minute drive from Romford. My practice is easily reached from the A12 and parking is available.
Please feel free to contact me, whether to discuss the possibility of starting psychotherapy or to discuss any questions you may have. I am available by phone or email, and reply to all messages promptly.