What would you like to get out of counselling?
This is what I'll ask when you come to me for counselling. You may want to set goals for yourself, or you may simply want a safe, confidential space where you can talk about your emotions. Either way, we can work together to help you explore negative thoughts and events, and help you to move forward in your life.
You are an individual and when we see each other, my approach to counselling will be unique to you. I work with an integration of many psychotherapy techniques, focusing on you as a whole person.
In my practice I have observed how a confidential, safe and supportive space enables clients to communicate their experiences and manage how they feel. In therapy, I provide a space for you to discuss the things that you may find difficult to express elsewhere. Many issues arise from unresolved past trauma that has had a lasting influence. Building self-awareness during the sessions provides the opportunity to move away from old patterns and repetitions. In doing so, resilience grows and new options are found to manage old behaviours. This in turn means that you can develop more meaningful and joyful relationships.
As an Integrative therapist, I find it important not just to deal with the past, but to also pay special attention to your present and your goals in life. We live in a fast-paced society which can in itself cause emotional issues and difficulties. There are many choices out there and this may make it increasingly difficult to see the way forward. This is where two people working together is better than just one, and progress can be made.
My work has exposed me to a wide range of issues, varying in severity. I am sensitive to different backgrounds and cultures and how these may shape the individual. I look at the individual as a whole, and consider a range of factors that can impact on your health and mental wellbeing.
I can help with a wide range of issues, including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Low confidence and self-esteem
- Work related pressures
- Cultural issues
- Obsessive compulsive behaviours
As an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am subject to their Professional Conduct Procedure.