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About me and my therapy practice
Using an integrative approach which includes CBT, I work with couples & individuals.
I will try to listen & understand your problems, how they arose and, most importantly, how to make changes. It is my belief that knowledge is a powerful tool, and I therefore work to 'psycho-educate That is to inform and make sense.
Counselling is neither self indulgent or weak. No matter how 'big' or 'small' the problem, it is 'our' problem and it affects us. It takes courage to face our difficulties, and to change. But in counselling you are not alone. I believe it is a journey we undertake together. You determine the goal / destination, and I provide a road map to help us on the journey. Once you are able to recognise the obstacles and pitfalls you are encountering, you have the opportunity to avoid them.
People who experience low self esteem and a general sense of anxiety, respond particularly well once they have grasped this concept. And I am passionate about helping people free themselves from the shackles that have frightened and bound them is truly a joy.
If you have Private Helath Insurance with Pru Health; WPA; BUPA or Aviva you may be able to claim for the counselling sessions you have with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
1995 -1997. Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Hertfordshire..
CBT. I thoroughly enjoy using CBT within my work. I see how by changing the thoughts, people are able to change how they feel and behave. Simply recognising that we are playing the 'what if' game, with no 'evidence' for it (other than a conviction / fear) can free us from crippling anxiety.
I am a Senior Accredited member of the BACP
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited