Individual and Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy for Northallerton, Brompton, Thirsk, Richmond, Catterick, Catterick Garrison, Colburn, Leeming, Bedale, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees
The model of counselling I am originally trained in utilises different theoretical approaches - these being predominantly psychodynamic and humanistic with the integration of some cognitive behavioural techniques.
In acknowledging the pressures on the lives of people in terms of work, travelling times and family commitments, and particularly in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I offer online and telephone counselling as an alternative to face to face therapy but it is important to bear in mind that not all problems are suitable for these methods of counselling and at this present time, I do not provide any other electronic means of therapy such as text messaging or email counselling, nor do I accept clients outside of the UK due to legal, regulatory and privacy concerns. For clients wishing to explore walk and talk therapy, an assessment either face to face, or by online video platform will need to take place prior to being accepted for this method of counselling.
The initial assessment will provide you with an opportunity to decide whether you think counselling is right for you and for both of us to consider whether we can work well together - which, afterall, is the most important part regardless of any theoretical persuasion on my part.
For face to face counselling at my home in Northallerton, there are parking facilities and fairly easy access to public transport. Alternatively for clients wishing to receive walk and talk therapy, 60 minute sessions will take place at a specified location as discussed at the assessment or indeed starting from my home, with the flexibility to also work indoors where requested or required.
Making a commitment to therapy can be a huge step for people in terms of time and indeed financially but I feel it is important for me to let you know that I only tend to work weekly with clients as I find this is more effective for establishing a relationship and for the therapy process on the whole.