As a counsellor, I am 100% about the relationship with the client. I value individual difference, genuineness, helping you find your own path and answers in therapy.
I cannot fix things or have all the answers but I will listen and may have some suggestions for you that may be helpful. I can provide you with a safe space where you are able to explore thoughts and feelings without the fear of being judged.
I understand that there are times in our lives when we are confronted with situations that we are not sure how to deal with or that we feel unable to deal with. I can help you look at difficulties in different ways so that you are able to find your own solutions.
My aim is to help you with any problem you're finding hard to handle on your own, to achieve your goals and provide you with the tools that could help you through difficult times and be there with you in therapy.
In addition to my private practice, I have experience working for the NHS and for charitable organisations. I offer open-ended counselling as well as short-term and focused therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was completed at Roehampton University within the school of Human and Life Sciences and I was awarded a BSc Honours degree in Integrative Counselling.
My core training has been in Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Existential Phenomenology. Utilising different modalities allows me to work effectively with clients and their presenting issues.
The following is a brief outline so that you can get a sense of how I work.
Psychodynamic Counselling – is not as long term as Psychoanalysis. In a counselling setting, the psychodynamic counsellor places importance on the presenting issues but also places great importance on past experiences.
The counsellor aims to assist the client to understand how past experiences may have contributed to present day issues.
Person Centred – Non-directivity is central to the person centred approach. It allows the client to take control and feel empowered in the process of therapy.
In order for therapeutic change to take place, the counsellor applies the core conditions of genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard to the client.
Existential Phenomenology – Focuses on concerns that are rooted in an individual’s existence.
It helps people look at responsibility and freedom of choice in moving forward and changing their way of being.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I follow their Guidelines for Good Practice which you can read on their website.
I agree and work on this principle, so I will work to build a trusting relaxed, equal relationship, where your troubles and issues can be solved together, this is very much a togetherness
I am trained in centred therapy, psychodynamic therapy and have experience with mindfulness and focus solution work.
Area's of Practice