Therapy

Here’s how counselling can help you.

My work is influenced primarily by the Person-Centred Approach based on the principles of acceptance, empathic understanding and congruence (self-awareness and genuineness). There are many approaches to therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Integrative, Existential, Psychodynamic and Gestalt. Each has a slightly different perspective about the best way of helping people. In each, the relationship between client and counsellor is key. The Person-Centred Approach enables me to work ethically, providing people with the opportunity to create significant and lasting change for themselves.

I take referrals from individuals (self-referral), insurance and medico-legal. I am experienced in helping clients from many different backgrounds and with many different issues. For example, I have helped clients with:

  • Anxiety, including panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive difficulties
  • Low mood
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Anger
  • Relationship difficulties (Relationship Therapy)
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Identity

How I Work:

Assessment Session

This first session aims to identify factors contributing towards current difficulties. In consultation with you, a plan is devised for an individually tailored therapeutic intervention.

Therapy Sessions

I work in a non-directive manner, providing a supportive, empathic, respectful, challenging and non-judgemental place. Sessions can be limited in number or take place over a longer term according to your goals. Most clients see me on a weekly basis.

I am committed to anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice and abide by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I bring enthusiasm, commitment and a sense of humour to my work, recognising that therapy can be enlivening as well as hard work.

Fees:

Therapy

Individual Therapy – £70 for a 50-minute session
Relationship Therapy – £80 for a 60-minute session
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy) – £70 for a 50-minute session
Clinical Supervision – £70 for a 60-minute session
Clinical Supervision – £85 for a 90-minute session

Training

I am happy to discuss your training needs. I charge £300 for a day training and £200 for half a day.

Private Medical Insurance (PMI) Funded

Liddy Carver is a recognised provider for a number of PMI companies. If I am not recognised with your PMI provider please contact me to discuss funding arrangements. Where funding via PMI prior authorisation from the provider will be required. Please check with your PMI provider regarding your excess, funding caps or reimbursement level available with your policy.

Please note that fees are reviewed annually in July.