Choosing the right therapist for you can be tricky, take a look at the q&a’s below to get a feel for
what therapy with me might be like.
Frequently asked questions
What happens when I get in touch?
You can get in touch via my ‘let's talk some more’ form, by emailing, calling or texting me. We will
have a free of charge initial phone call (20 mins or so) to understand a bit more about each other
and to see if we are a good fit! I will also ask you some initial questions about what it is that is
bringing you to therapy and what you are looking for. If I am the right therapist for you, we will
book in our first session at a time that works for both of us, I'll send an agreeement before the
session & we will chat this through as part of our first session.
What type of counselling do you offer?
As an integrative psychotherapist, I will tailor my approach to meet your needs, working at a pace
that works for you. My integrative approach is predominantly made up of person-centred,
psychodynamic and emotion-focused approaches. I can also draw on different approaches, techniques
and use exercises within our work, depending on what may be helpful to you.
I work with individuals over the age of 18 and worth knowing that I don’t offer CBT (Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy) within my approach.
What can I expect from our first session?
Our first session is a chance to get to know each other a little and begin to understand what has
brought you to therapy. It can be daunting coming to therapy and there is no expectation to ‘get it
all out there’ in the first session. We will take it at an easy pace. I will send you a therapy
agreement in advance, and we will go through this together, as well as giving you an opportunity to
understand what you can expect from me and our work together.
How long does counselling usually last for?
Each session lasts 1 hour, and it is useful for us to work with each other weekly, at least to begin
Therapy is different for everyone, so there is no set timescale for our work together. We will spend
some time working out your goals for therapy and review these together along the way. I offer short
and longer term therapy, depending on what it is you need.
How much does each session cost?
Our initial phone call is free of charge.
Please contact me to discuss session fees, so we can set a fee that works for us both.
A small number of concessions are available, please discuss this with me if you would like to
understand if this is something I can offer you.
Are the sessions in person or online?
I offer online sessions via zoom, as well have a therapy room offering face to face sessions in
Lymm, Cheshire at Libertas Therapy Rooms. I will provide all the details via email before our first
What qualifications do you have?
MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling -University of Central Lancashire
Applied Sport Psychology MSc - Cardiff Metropolitan University (Distinction)
Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity BA hons - Durham University.
As a qualified Psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP, I align myself to their ethical
principles of practice (find out more here). I regularly undertake personal development and CPD
training, to keep me my practice up to date and evidence based