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.
My role is to meet you where you are and support you in your growth and healing.
My core model is the person-centred approach which means that I always trust you as the expert on your life and take your direction. We work at your pace, I am there to help and facilitate, not direct you or tell you what to do. My focus is always on creating a safe, confidential environment where you can explore anything and everything without fear of being judged.
We will be a good fit if:
You are ready to take control of your emotional wellbeing
You are ready to be open and honest and need a confidential place to reflect on your life, past, present & future
You have lost sight of your true self and are ready to discover who you are beneath all the things you've come to believe about yourself
I have experience of working with people from many different backgrounds. Some of the common issues my clients bring are anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss of identity, work stress, perfectionism, overwhelm, burn out and people pleasing.
person centred, humanistic, relational, existential, narrative
Low Self Esteem
Burnout & Overwhelm
CAVA Diploma in Counselling
BA Hons Integrative Counselling
OCST1 Diploma in Online Counselling
I run my private practice online, offering both 50 minute webcam sessions and also email therapy.
Webcam sessions available weekday evenings & weekend.
£60 - 50 minute webcam session
£120 - block of 3 email exchanges
£45 - single email exchange