- Phone number
- 07818 423593
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am an Integrative counsellor, and have been practicing since 2012. I initially trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, but have gone on to integrate other therapeutic approaches into my practice, such as Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Systemic Therapy. I am qualified in these areas, and draw on different approaches and interventions depending on client presenting issues and needs.
My core value is the capacity for change and growth, and that this is possible if there is an individual desire to fulfil this and a supportive nurturing environment to facilitate it. I believe in the importance of enhancing autonomy and empowerment, so individuals are enabled to make positive choices. I offer unconditional positive regard for human experience and non-judgementalism in my approach. I place the needs of the individual at the heart of my practice, and the importance of health and well-being in the functioning of the individual and their interactions. I listen to the whole of the person as part of my empathic understanding and to acknowledge the life stories and experiences of the individual. I believe this is so important for self-awareness and to enable change and growth to take place in the short term as well as wider context. In my practice I want to help in making a difference to people's lives.
Areas of Practice: Young People, Individuals and Couples
I provide therapeutic support for relationship issues, bereavement, illness, anxiety, depression, self-harm, substance misuse and other areas. I collaborate with the individual client regarding referring on to other specialist services if this is appropriate. My background is in education and charity organisations. This has enabled me to work with a broad range of issues.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Emotion focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work