My Approach

“I arrived on Steph’s ‘couch’ confused, anxious and feeling like I was going crazy. I had never had counselling before so I had no idea what to expect, or if I was doing the right thing. Steph couldn’t have been more welcoming and instantly put me at ease. It was like chatting with an old friend in their living room!” – Client, August 2018

I am a friendly, professional and down-to-earth Humanistic Therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.

I trained on a BACP-accredited course at The University of Salford (Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy) which provided me with a strong foundation of theoretical approaches, methods and practices. 

Underpinning my work is the Person-Centred Approach (Carl Rogers) which is a non-directive, experiential talking therapy. Using this methodology we will get to the root of your difficulties so that you can overcome current problems, unlock your potential, start to heal and really make the changes you want in your life.

I am an integrative eclectic practitioner and believe that therapy should be as unique as you are. To get the best out of our work I can draw from a range of techniques including:

Transactional Analysis (TA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), self-compassion, inner-child work, psycho-educational, somatic and mindfulness, spiritual, holistic and creative. 

Together we will develop a strong collaborative relationship which will act as the vehicle for your change; helping you to achieve clarity, acceptance and transformation. I offer a safe, impartial and non-judgemental space to explore your deeper feelings and whilst I can’t promise that therapy will be easy (growth lies beyond the comfort zone) I’ll do my very best to guide you through the process. 

The infamous light bulb moment

Professional Development 

As a Registered Member (MBACP) of the BACP I am committed to ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regularly undertake additional training to enhance my core offer.

Like everyone I am flawed, imperfect and human! So in order to feel as clear and resolved as possible for the health of my practice, I also choose to work on myself through study, clinical supervision and peer co-counselling.

Flexible working approach:

  • No fixed-term contract
  • No fees to pay upfront (pay each session)
  • Open-ended work (you choose when to finish)
  • Dedicated weekly session for greater continuity
  • I’m experienced in both short-term interventions and long-term client work. Learn more about the differences here.

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