face to face
I work face to face in my warm and welcoming therapy suite. If you prefer to talk in person this may the option you choose.
The situation with the pandemic is constantly changing so I am flexible in my approach to working in person. We can wear masks when it feels appropriate and I follow goverment guidelines to keep us as safe as possible. The room is large enough for us to sit over a metre apart and touch points are cleaned between clients. To maintain confidentiality, I don’t open windows while we are working but I ventilate the space before and after each client to reduce risk. If the situation changes and you want to continue your therapy by telephone or on line we can easily change how we work.
You know what works for you and I will never pressure you to try different things. Some clients sit still as they talk but I also offer the chance to use creative materials. You may find it useful to draw, write, scribble or paint during our sessions. You may prefer to fidget with a worry doll or use therapy dough as you explore what is happening in your life and how you are feeling.
My therapy suite is easy to reach as it is close to East Midlands Airport, the M1 and the A42 with a bus stop for the Skylink bus route nearby. I have plenty of private, off road parking.
Some people prefer to use the telephone to access counselling. Maybe you don’t have access to a computer or enjoy talking by telephone. We will not be able to see each other’s expressions, so we may need to explain what is happening for us a little more than we would face to face, but telephone counselling often works well for those who choose it.
Just like working online, you will need to be in a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed during our session. Make sure no-one in your household can overhear our conversation. It’s also important to switch off any bluetooth connections and ensure no-one can listen in on another handset.
As the time for our session approaches settle yourself into a comfortable chair with your glass of water and your tissues handy. I will call you and we can start our work together.
Since Covid-19 restricted our movement and meeting, many of us have become more familiar with online meetings for work or social interactions. I offer online counselling, using the platform zoom. Online counselling has become well used during the pandemic and many people prefer to engage in their counselling from home. If you have an internet connection and a device which can support zoom, this may be the counselling option for you. You will need a quiet space where you can be certain you will be undisturbed during our session. You will also need to know that you can’t be overheard by other members of your household.
Get comfy and make sure you have a glass of water and some tissues to hand then click on the secure link I’ll send you and off we go. If you are new to zoom and need some help, I’ll talk you through the process.