' The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.' - Carl Rogers
People come to therapy for many reasons. Whatever is troubling you, and whatever you wish to explore, you are welcome to come for an initial, confidential conversation, and we can get a sense of whether I am the right person to work with you at this time.
In the final stage of training for a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, I have over four years' experience working with a range of difficulties and experiences, including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship, addiction, trauma, loneliness, shame, chronic illness, disability and caring responsibilities. I enjoy working across a wide spectrum of culture, religion, gender, spirituality, sexuality and world view. Registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by their code of conduct and ethics.
My intention is to be present to you with acceptance and authenticity, to welcome the whole of you, and to offer a safe, healing space. I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness, and am influenced by Buddhist and other contemplative traditions. Through growing in both self-awareness and self-acceptance, new possibilities often naturally open out.
As an advanced-stage trainee, I offer low-cost counselling at £25 / hour, and an initial no-obligation session for £10. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, or for more information.
' There is a crack in everything. That's where the light comes in.' - Leonard Cohen
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Tessa will then contact you to discuss making a booking....