Therapy is a relationship:  finding a therapist in whose presence you feel safe and comfortable is paramount.

If you are seeking therapy for yourself or for someone you care about, please contact me to discuss any specific queries or concerns you might have.  

I am happy to have a brief phone conversation, and you are welcome to book an assessment or initial consultation which will offer us an opportunity to meet and explore the ‘fit’ between us.

 

What others have said


Addiction Counselling

Cecilia provided me with huge support at a time when I was unhappy with my relationship with alcohol. She provided me with perspective, helped me to be less hard on myself and review my motivations for cutting back. 
Having a kind, non-judgemental, objective view helped me decide how to move forward and introduce balance back into my life. My meetings with Cecilia were a useful time to reflect and better understand myself. I never felt awkward, judged or silly, and her sense of humour and empathy were welcome at our meetings.

Relationship Therapy

My partner and I only saw Cecilia a few times for some couples concerns we were having.  She worked with us to quickly pinpoint the root of our issues, and suggested practical solutions to address them. 
We were very grateful to find a therapist who could be so direct and informative while also being kind and compassionate, and my partner and I came away with a greater understanding of each other and how to deal with the problems we were having.

Individual Counselling

Cecilia helped me through a period of work related stress and depression with an approachable nature, great understanding of the issues and some (appropriate) humour. 
It was always a pleasure attending appointments and listening to her advice and this helped me at a difficult time to a point where I was finally able to be confident to return to work.  In her own words she "helped Tigger regain his bounce."

Individual therapy

I approached Cecilia because I needed a safe place to discuss what was happening in my life and didn't really want to share the details with anyone else. Cecilia provided me with a safe, independent, place to do some thinking, which was hugely helpful.
I always found Cecilia to be warm, welcoming, interested and supportive. She has a great memory, which helped the sessions flow, and would also provide question, challenge and reassurance just at the right time. We covered a range of topics, from family relationships to work stresses, personal relationships and self-confidence.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cecilia: I often reflect on how helpful I found the sessions with her, and how they helped me hugely

Short term counselling for anxiety

The 5 appointments I attended with Cecilia had a hugely positive effect on my anxiety and the tools I learnt I am still using today. 
Cecilia is warm and open and really helps guide you through your problems.

Short term counselling for depression

I had a wonderful series of six sessions with Cecilia. She combined both practical tips with cognitive based mindfulness therapy to equip me with the tools to fight my depression and feel ready to go back to work. 
I have since been promoted and am now preparing to move on to a further promotion.  I continue to use techniques Cecilia taught me regularly.

Individual therapy

Cecilia was warm, friendly and very approachable and I felt at ease in her presence.  I appreciated her practical ‘here and now approach’ and insight regarding my family relationships and communications.  I found Cecilia to be both objective and empathic; she seemed to ‘get ‘what I was trying to say.  Cecilia helped me piece together the fragments and make sense of my story.  I liked her humour, generosity of spirit and intelligence and felt totally supported in her care. She is a very real person.

Short term counselling

I originally met Cecilia through recommendation from a friend and am so pleased I made contact.  We had a few sessions and her help was invaluable. Thanks to her I was able to address some challenges I was facing in my relationship with my son, and I still find the tools we identified together useful. 
Cecilia provided me with huge support at a time when I was unhappy with my relationship with alcohol. She provided me with perspective, helped me to be less hard on myself and review my motivations for cutting back. 
Having a kind, non-judgemental, objective view helped me decide how to move forward and introduce balance back into my life. My meetings with Cecilia were a useful time to reflect and better understand myself. I never felt awkward, judged or silly, and her sense of humour and empathy were welcome at our meetings.

Therapy for Disordered Eating

Having already completed a year of counselling for my anorexia-turned-binge-eating-disorder with a different therapist, I wanted to find a therapist who wouldn’t let me get away with “intellectualising everything,” or with hiding behind theories and thoughts. Cecilia certainly fitted the bill…
I recall that what initially struck me about Cecilia was her warmth, energy, generosity, and curiosity - all of which are boundless. Cecilia’s wisdom and knowledge also shone bright during our work together.  
I suspect Cecilia has herself survived troubles and hardships. I’d like to speculate that it was Cecilia’s clever and subtle use of her own past experiences which triggered my own catalyst for change.
During my therapeutic partnership with Cecilia I visibly blossomed, gradually growing ever more comfortable in my own skin – the very same skin which had previously felt unbearable for me to inhabit. I became more accepting, tolerant and forgiving of myself, and of others. My sense of self expanded, and along with identity came self-confidence, a more peaceful mind, and genuine contentment.
Although my eating behaviours remain sub-optimal, together Cecilia and I have “fixed” everything else that was awry in my life – relationships with others, my career, low self-esteem, a plague of never feeling quite good enough and of always being the outsider looking in. Ultimately, I consider myself healed of whatever ailed my psyche. Imperfectly healed perhaps, but healed nevertheless.

Although my eating behaviours remain sub-optimal, together Cecilia and I have “fixed” everything else that was awry in my life – relationships with others, my career, low self-esteem, a plague of never feeling quite good enough and of always being the outsider looking in. Ultimately, I consider myself healed of whatever ailed my psyche. Imperfectly healed perhaps, but healed nevertheless.

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