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About me and my therapy practice
Work-related stress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement, and coping with ill health are issues that often bring people to counselling. I have also seen a growing interest in wellbeing and resilience has helped clients to move beyond identifying what's holding them back to working towards a place of authenticity, growth and development of a life in line with their personal values.
I work primarily in a short-term focused way, and have found 6 to 12 sessions best suited for effective change to take place, though I have experience in working longer term.
My therapeutic approach integrates a range of models including person-centred, humanistic and cognitive-behavioural therapy to adapt to the needs of each person as an individual. I also work with breathing and mindfulness techniques that can help provide calm and focus.
My training was in the relational approach which puts the therapeutic relationship at the centre of the work on the basis that a good rapport between therapist and client is an indicator of positive outcomes in therapy.
Within this I work with clients to create an environment where they feel safe to explore experiences, and develop awareness of patterns of behaviour and responses that have been learned. From this basis, we can identify how the client can work towards growth, resilience, and an ability to make choices reflecting the person they are now.
My first sessionOur first session will allow space for you to tell the story of what brings you to counselling. We will then look at which areas you would most like to focus on in further sessions. I will explain how counselling can work for you and answer any questions or concerns about it that you may have.
It's a chance to start building the relationship which will take us through what can be some tricky times, so building that trust early is key.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited