Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows you to explore difficulties that you may be experiencing, and can give you the space to make sense of feelings and ways of being.
Counselling can be short- or long-term depending on what is right for you, and I would encourage you to give some notice before finishing so that we can explore the ending together. We will also have regular reviews to ensure that we both agree that counselling is right for you at present, and that our work together is useful.
my style of counselling
I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I use elements of different theoretical approaches. I believe the client holds the answers, and I will work alongside you to help you discover your true self, without telling you what to do. I will encourage you to explore your feelings, and using a psychodynamic approach encourage you to think about how past experiences may be affecting your current relationships, behaviours and patterns.
As a member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical framework, I undertake regular professional development, and I have Professional Liability Insurance.
I have experience of working with:
anxiety and depression
children and young people
domestic violence & abuse
suicide and suicidal ideation