My approach to Counselling is Integrative, combining Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT techniques. I respect that no two people are the same, nor have they experienced the same things in the same way. As such I will always focus on your individual circumstances and dedicate time to allowing you to explore your own feelings and reactions, whatever these may be.
Acceptance and understanding are often the start of the journey towards healing, and I will provide the safe environment, empathy and honest refection that will enable you to achieve these. Following this, I aim to assist you on the path to gaining a new perspective and a more positive view of your present and future.
Whatever your own circumstances; whether you have experienced trauma or loss, have unresolved feelings from your past, or are suffering from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem, I would like to help you to address this.
Starting to see a Counsellor can be nerve-wracking and sometimes daunting. First and foremost I will help you to feel comfortable and will provide you with a safe and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore the situations, feelings and emotions that are affecting you. I believe that we all have the capacity to heal, and I will offer you the support, tools and opportunity to make this happen for yourself.
How many Counselling sessions will I need?
Ideally, we would meet on a weekly basis for a minimum of six weeks. You may find that short-term counselling is adequate for you if you are addressing a specific incident. Looking forwards, this will also give you the time to consider whether you wish to continue with longer-term therapy.