Sometimes it can be good to talk.
Do you ever find yourself busy, rushing around and sorting out everything and everyone else? It can be an exhausting way to live.
It can often mean getting to the end of the day only to find that you've got no time or energy left for you. Meaning you never get to fully recharge.
My clients often come to me when they feel drained by this way of living and they want to make a shift so they are happier and are able to get the most out of their lives.
This can be for a variety of reasons: they want to have better relationships with loved ones, change the way that they manage their working life or the way that they see themselves.
Looking after your mental health is important so that you can look after those around you - it can be good to talk to someone who is trained to listen to help relieve the pressure.
Hello, I'm Polly! I'm a fully qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist and I'm passionate about working with people who have difficulty letting go of control in thier lives.
I'm a 'recovered' overthinker - I understand the very real difficulties in letting go...and the frustrations that come when things don't work out as I had planned. This ranges from the everyday mundane to events that have truly impacted my life.
I believe that there is a way to find peace and to have a fulfilled life that's not just a relentless round of activity that keeps everyone else happy.
When I'm not seeing clients I spend my free time doing yoga and walking my gorgeous dog - things I never had time for before but that keep me grounded and happy these days.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I ARRANGE TO SEE YOU?
Please email, phone or text me to arrange an initial appointment.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I CONTACT YOU?
We'll arrange to have 15-minute phonecall. This is a free, no obligation, chat where I'll explain a little about how I work and you can give me an overview of what's going on for you. If we think that we click and would work well together then we can go on to arrange our first session.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT MY FIRST SESSION?
The first session is a getting to know you meeting and we'll spend some time going into more detail about your background and what brings you to therapy.
I know that taking the first step to contact a therapist can be difficult and I aim to make you as comfortable as possible. Therefore, I carry out all first sessions online so that you can be in the comfort of your own home. If being at home is a challenge for you then we can talk about other ways to have the session.
WHEN DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE SESSIONS?
I offer appointments both during the day and evening on weekdays and on Saturday mornings.
DO YOU WORK FACE TO FACE, ONLINE OR DO YOU DO WALK AND TALK THERAPY?
During the Covid-19 pandemic sessions are offered online, face to face or walking.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
My practice room is located in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
All walking sessions are held at Ashridge National Trust Park.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
My fees are £80 for a 50 minute session.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Certificates in Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies CPCAB
Diploma in Human Resources CIPD