How I work
Free 15 minute Consultation
I offer a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your needs and what help I may be able to offer. If I feel I'm not the best-suited clinician for your needs, I will endeavour to signpost you to the relevant services.
Assessment and goal setting
Assessment involves reviewing any relevant medical history, discussion with you and your family, a combination of formal and informal assessment tasks and analysis of what your goal areas are likely to be. Assessment and goal setting typically takes one to two sessions and reviews can be scheduled at predetermined points to check our progress
I will tailor therapy to you, your environment and your goal areas.
Where - online, on the telephone, home, clinic, workplace, community settings, as appropriate
Goals - we will set these together, some may be short-term, others longer-term, aspirational goals, this is a collaborative process. They can range from expressing basic needs, to returning to work. We will decide together what feels useful and achievable
Session length - 45 minutes
Therapy blocks - We can agree how long a block of therapy should be and set review dates. This will be influenced by a number of factors such as the underlying condition, what time you have to practice between sessions, the frequency of sessions and how complex the goal is. We will agree a plan together.
I have a great deal of experience of working with other relevant professionals to help my clients achieve their goals. Working with family, friends and colleagues to support the client can also be a really powerful part of a theray programme. We can discuss what feels right and most useful for you
***Please note, currently, all sessions are conducted online or on the telephone due to the coronavirus pandemic***
I cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Surrey, as well as conducting therapy online and over the telephone.
I am flexible about the location of therapy, as sometimes it is important to practice skills in real-world settings. Therapy can take place in a range of venues including:
Community Settings - in order to embed skills needed for everyday tasks such as using transport, shopping, ordering etc.
Multilingual and International clients
As a linguist, I am happy to work with clients for whom English is an additional language either through an interpreter or using my own language skills where appropriate.
Languages in which I have some experience of working include German, Russian, Czech, French and Farsi.
If you are an international client looking for online therapy, please do get in touch