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About me and my therapy practice
I work from a person-centred approach to counselling/psychotherapy and integrate a solution-focused brief therapy approach to short-term work. I also integrate systemic thinking into my work when considering relational problems in counselling with couples, families and groups. I work with the belief that all people are the experts of their own lives and thus within the counselling relationship are deserving of my respect and curiosity. I offer a non-judgmental, authentic and empathetic environment for my clients to feel safe in exploring their problems, traumas and distress. I provide a space for my clients to work on personal development and make their own choices about their future. I listen tentatively and sensitively to my clients throughout the whole counselling journey. I acknowledge the powerful impact of developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients where trust and confidentiality is an integral part. I help couples and families to find new ways of understanding their problems relationally and work collaboratively with them to find ways that they can move forward. I recognise the importance of working with various relationships and systems around specific presenting problems which are affecting family functioning. I help individuals to increase their self-awareness and find a deeper understanding of their difficulties so that they can make steps towards their preferred future. I love working with people in this way and feel privileged to be a part of their journey towards change and reaching their full potential.
I have over 10 years experience of working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I originally qualified in Humanistic Counselling Practice (specifically the Person-Centred approach), then specialising in working with trauma and solution-focused brief therapy. I have gone on to train in systemic thinking and practice, specifically working with couples and families. I have extensive experience of working with vulnerable children and young people within various practice settings, such as schools, colleges, universities and residential children's homes. I am the founding director and service manager of a community interest company where we offer counselling projects for those most in need in our community. I have much experience of working with adults in various practice settings such as women's aid, charitable organisations, EAP programmes and within private practice. I work with individuals, couples and families both short-term or long-term.
My first session
The first session will include an initial consultation where clients can ask questions and get an idea about whether we could work well together. I will also get an idea here about the presenting problems and whether I am a suitable fit to offer support. We will discuss the counselling agreement and make arrangements for further sessions if desired.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited