I have a down to earth and kind approach with an emphasis on building a non judgemental and trusting relationship with you.
I will listen to your story. I am not here to tell you what to do, but offer a warm and caring space for you to feel heard and supported.
Only you know how you feel in any given situation, so I put you at the heart of everything we do together.
I am a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. This means I draw on a number of theories including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Person Centered approach. Each of these theories are there to help you make sense of what is troubling you.
It is really important to feel comfortable with your therapist and see if their approach works for you.
We are all different and I like to spend time with you to agree the best approach that will suit your individual needs.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long. I recommend you have a weekly session which gives you time to reflect in-between.
We can review how you are getting on and you can decide when you want to finish.
I can offer long and short term counselling, depending on your needs.
I also work with Single Session Counselling which is very focussed working on a key goal in one session.
You will start to develop new ways to understand yourself and your relationships. Over time you may come to accept events in the past or be able to look at these with self compassion.
You may become more comfortable with your self, and happier about how life is now.
It won’t all happen immediately and all our experiences are different which means we will have our own unique outcome from counselling.
Sometimes it can help to think of how you might want to feel by the end but we don’t always know what this looks like when we start.
It was a core part of my training but I have turned to counselling at different points in my life.
Each time I felt it helped me enormously, giving me clarity on specific situations and supported me through grief and loss.