Counselling and psychotherapy are both "talking therapies" which can help us make sense of our lives.
People come to counselling and psychotherapy for various reasons. A significant life event such as bereavement, relationship breakdown, redundancy or a panic attack can feel overwhelming. There may also be an underlying sense of unhappiness, or a feeling that life could be better or different.
Clients may present with a single issue or a range of issues that they wish to address. The role of a Therapist isn’t about giving advice or telling you what to do. Instead, therapy is about creating a safe reflective space where you can explore and understand the difficulties that have arisen in your life.
Therapy is a collaborative process and the more you engage with the process the more you are likely to get out of it.
If emotional or behavioural issues are presenting difficulties in your life, consider booking a therapy session.
It is important that you find a therapist who you feel you can work with and so our initial meeting is an opportunity to explore how we might work together and to discuss your needs, thoughts and current issues.
Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I will listen carefully, without judgment. I aim to provide you with a safe, supportive space in which the issues that you choose to share with me, can be explored confidentially. This can be done by building a relationship based on respect, acceptance, trust and empathy.
I work from an integrative framework, which means that I have been trained in a number of different theoretical approaches. I draw variously upon humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches.
Further information about my practice is included in the 'About Me' and 'FAQ' pages of my website.