I approach my client work as a collaborative process that you and I will undertake together. I believe very much in the importance of working to support you as fully as I am able with any difficulties you may be experiencing. I offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy and as an Integrative Counsellor I will tailor our work to best support your individual needs. With regards to the length and duration of your therapy, this depends on your specific needs when you commence counselling. Working together in the short-term allows more of a goal-based approach, for example recognising and working with behaviour patterns and negative self-beliefs. Short-term therapy will usually run in blocks of 6 or 12, with regular reviews and re-contracting where necessary. Long-term therapy is open-ended giving more time to explore your past experiences and their impact on how you experience life now.
My belief is that the therapeutic relationship can be extremely healing as it is unlike any other relationship. By offering and maintaining a space where you can really feel supported as you explore, without judgement, that which you may feel unable to explore elsewhere.
If you would like to have an initial free consultation to talk through what you would like to achieve and to see if you feel we could work together, please get in touch via email, telephone or the contact form provided.
Some Of The Areas I Can Assist With:
Anxiety Addiction(s) Trauma Emotional Overwhelm Depression Stress Self-esteem Bereavement and Grief Sexual Abuse Domestic Abuse Emotional Abuse Relationship Issues Chronic Pain Loneliness Sexuality Terminal illness and diagnosis Health Anxiety Work Related Stress Suicidal Thoughts
This is not an exhaustive list and if there is something specific you would like support with that isn’t listed here, please don’t hesitate to ask.
As a Registered Member of the BACP, I adhere to their professional code of ethics and practice. As per ethical standards I attend regular Supervision and continued professional training sessions/courses.