Despit all the mental health campaigning, I understand it can still be very hard to break the silence to those most closest.
Theseare very difficult times. It can be very difficult to reach out for help, at the best of times. I'm glad you've taken the first steps, which is always the hardest. Society and those around us can often have a perception about how we should be, or act and this often causes conflict within us. My hope is to help you
I'm Summar, here to provide you with a dependable service where you will have the freedom to explore your self on a conscious and uncioncious level. Providing you with the right conditions within our theraputic relationship to empower you, regardless of your past, without any judgement.
Experienced in working within Drug and Alcohol intervtion service, Children's & Adolescents mental health service, Bereavement service, Charity sectors & with Employers.
My core training is in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, I encourage you to read up on this modality to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. Trusting in you to reach your own decisions whilst also challenging you in a safe and non judgmental way. I have also trained in Low intensity Cognetive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) . This has provided me with the extra set of knowledge to give you evidence based interventions, if requested. To help you get over some of the hurdles life throws at you.
I am a Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical guidelines (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk. I also comply to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) www.ico.org.uk and hold full professional liability insurance.
Sessions typically run for 50mins, usually weekly at the same time and day, however adjustments can be made. Currently sessions are only via:
Whether it's current situations that you have going on, or past experiences, counselling provides you a safe place to reflect and process life events. As your therapist, I facilitate this process, developing a relationship with you that promotes personal growth and a deeper understanding of who you are. Psychotherapy is often seen as very similar to Counselling, the main difference is that Psychotherapy facilitates a deeper understanding and exploration of your experiences and how they have impacted you.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through low intensity CBT therapy and treatment, I am able to provide you with evidence based interventions that are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Before you embark on therapy, I offer an initial session to help you decide weather or not I am the right therapist for you. I also offer a sliding scale and one free slot a week to those who can not afford anything (waiting list may apply).
Initial sessions: £25
Individual therapy sessions: £40-£60