Hi! I'm Meryn - and I'm a human first, therapist second.
I say this because, in therapy good outcomes are often attributed to the quality of the relationship between client and therapist, you need to click, there needs to be connection. I believe this is the case with all healing, growth and development. We grow in connection with other human beings, we can't do it in a vacuum.
This is core to my approach and how I work. I always try to be my authentic self with you and I hope within the safe therapeutic space you are able to do the same. I am a real person, with likes and dislikes, I like to laugh and joke, I also like to read psycho educational theory & textbooks. I bring all of this to the therapy room, I am me.
The way I work is integrative, which means I blend many psychological theories together in a unique way for each client. I listen to your story, then I help you to understand your story and together we find a way of retelling your story that gives different insights and perspectives. We won't solely focus on the difficult experiences you've been through, it is important that we process these and then find hope and a way to move forwards. I believe that with the right care, attention and nurturing we will all grow, develop and bloom. It is a beautiful process and I am grateful and honoured to be doing this work with clients.
I work collaboratively with you to support you in your emotional wellbeing, to help you develop skills in self-care and to foster a deeper understanding of yourself.
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If you would like to try therapy but for whatever reason are unable to attend in-person sessions, my hope is that you will consider trying webcam, IM or email therapy so that you can access the support you need to process your issues and build yourself a happier, healthier future.
I hold full indemnity insurance and current DBS certificate and undergo regular approved supervision and CPD training in line with BACP guidelines. I try to answer enquiries within 48 hours. Work can be short or longer term and hours are very flexible to meet the needs of my clients’ lives.
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I can support you to rediscover your resilience through stressful and painful experiences.
I strive in my counselling to meet you where you are and to offer you open-minded and non-judgmental support. I am committed to anti-discriminatory practice and I see counselling as a place where we can talk about the things that are hard and may feel impossible to talk about elsewhere. I welcome you to bring any aspect of your experience to our work together.
- Level 2
Online therapy can offer the flexibility of meeting via video securely, when you have a private and safe environment with the necessary technical security to do so. It allows us to meet without the logistical issues of travel, parking and mobility. What ever your reason for being interested in therapy right now you’re welcome to explore working together further, either via email or phone conversation.