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About me and my therapy practice
The goal of most therapy is to restore balance. Talking about what is going on for you can help clarify your thoughts, lift the weight off your shoulders and/or, over time, dissolve the heavy emotional pain deep inside you. This new, lighter way of being allows you to find the courage, skills and resilience not only to keep going, but to flourish.
My approach is gentle and non-judgemental. My theoretical perspective is Integrative, enabling me to draw from a range of Humanistic approaches to suit you and your unique needs. Humanistic therapies are empathic in approach and aim to empower and motivate the client in the therapeutic process. Focus includes not only the clients’ internal world, but also their experiences within the wider family and socio-cultural context.
As every client and their reasons for coming to see me differ, my approach varies with each. Some clients are looking for emotional support and a deeper understanding of the root of their distress and some want to directly and quickly relieve distress that is undermining their well being and social functioning.
In our initial 30 minute consultation, which I offer free of charge, we will discuss your reasons for coming to counselling and how together we might fulfil any expectations or desired outcome you might have. This time together will help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. It is human connection and acceptance that makes therapy productive so our relationship will be key to you feeling safe in exploring your feelings and experiences.
The therapeutic process can bring deeply held emotions to the surface, the idea of which may initially be daunting. However, it can also be comforting, enriching, exciting and empowering, where real and lasting change can take place.
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
What I can help with
Addictions, Obsessions, Phobias, Self-harm, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Depression, Personal development, Disability, ADD / ADHD, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cancer, Asperger syndrome, Health related issues, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited