My Therapy Approach

I know it can be daunting finding a counsellor. I believe that there are moments in life when we can all benefit from talking and being listened to by someone other than family or friends. 

I am an accredited integrative counsellor which means I draw upon several theoretical models of counselling to suit the clients needs, but underpinning this is a humanistic approach. This means that I put the clients needs at the heart of everything I do. As well as working with individuals I am a qualified systemic couples and family counsellor. I am also trained in the BdT Trauma Recovery Focused Model.

Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I understand that it can be a big decision, and that you may feel nervous, uncertain or vulnerable. My first priority is to provide a safe place where you feel you can be yourself and speak without fear of being judged. 

Once you feel comfortable, my counselling approach can help you find your inner strength and a greater self-awareness. I will work with you to explore your concerns and help you understand these, recognise barriers and identify ways towards making a healthy change.

“My belief is that everyone has the potential to find their way through difficult times, and painful experiences when given the appropriate support. By drawing upon your own resources and finding your own solutions you will see things more clearly so that you live your life to the full again.”

Specialisms

Adults

  • Bereavement
  • Childhood related issues
  • Couples counselling and family issues 
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Esteem and confidence
  • Loneliness 
  • Military life
  • Pregnancy, birth related issues and postnatal depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work and employment issues

Children and Teenagers

  • Anxiety 
  • Bereavement 
  • Bullying
  • Exam pressure
  • Family relationships
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Further details about counselling with children and teenagers can be found here