My approach is Person Centred. For me it offers a holistic way to support people, working with their needs and understanding their lives. Clients have told me how they find it allows them to explore their situations in an honest and open way, where they feel both supported and challenged in a meaningful way to them.
I am passionate about individuality, difference and choice. I really believe that when we feel accepted and heard we can gain better understanding of ourselves and others. This can help us to be more open to consider change and help us to make decisions and find a way through our difficulties.
My aim is to offer you a genuine human response to your experiences. The relationship we build is key to you being able to express and talk through your difficulties and how we build a trusting, respectful and safe place to talk will be a big part of how we go forward. By working together I hope you will start to feel some of the weight of your difficulty lessen, and less alone with the problem as you start to see what you’d like to be different.
My committment to you is to listen and hear your experiences whilst working alongside you to find insight and acceptance. With reflection and supportive timely challenge I hope to help you grow and find breathing space so as you can move forward in your life.
I also appreciate that sometimes we need some more immediate strategies in our life that help us to cope, and if that would be useful to you we can talk about how we can do that in your sessions.
Additional training and experience
My own professional development is important to me and this is some of the additional training I have completed recently:
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychology of Coaching Skills
ASSIST( Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Dealing with Aggression
Working with Couples
Advanced Professional Training, The practice of Person Centred Couple and Family Therapy
Working with the Body in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship
Abuse, Trauma and Dissociation: Understanding and working towards Recovery
Working with Guilt and Shame
Understanding Drugs and Addiction