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About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My counselling work is helping clients to overcome challenges which are overwhelming and support with issues of identity, difference and diversity.
My passion is working with clients to help bring some clarity and balance into their lives, giving them permission to explore their life story, be in touch with their feelings and start the journey of their own personal growth and self development,
My philosophy of counselling is based on the person as a whole - working on the mind, body and the emotions. My role as a counsellor is to guide and help a client along the journey of change by providing a safe place to promote a deep inner healing by helping to restore trust and harmony in ones 'self' and other relationships. Bringing more self awareness brings with it contentment and a walk through life with more focus, purpose and positivity.
The approach I use is individual for each client, dependent on my client's personality, story and emotional need. My counselling model is an eclectic blend of different elements of models or therapies ie. psychodynamic, humanistic and Intercultural and if required some initial grounding, using mindfulness or focussing, alongside breathing techniques.
My first session
What to expect:
Counselling can be daunting and uncomfortable for some clients, so I will ease you slowly into the session by actively listening to your story in a non-judgemental and confidential setting. This first session will give you an insight into the world of counselling as a tool for providing you with a new perspective on and solutions to your issues. We will work together to focus on bringing clarity into your thoughts by reducing confusion which then allows for effective decisions. Decisions then lead to positive changes in behaviour.
Each client is unique bringing with them unique stories, so it is difficult to give an idea of how many sessions might be required. Short term therapy is approximately 6-8 sessions and each session is 50 minutes.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling