Here’s how counselling can help you.
My work is influenced primarily by the Person-Centred Approach based on the principles of acceptance, empathic understanding and congruence (self-awareness and genuineness). There are many approaches to therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Integrative, Existential, Psychodynamic and Gestalt. Each has a slightly different perspective about the best way of helping people. In each, the relationship between client and counsellor is key. The Person-Centred Approach enables me to work ethically, providing people with the opportunity to create significant and lasting change for themselves.
I take referrals from individuals (self-referral), insurance and medico-legal. I am experienced in helping clients from many different backgrounds and with many different issues. For example, I have helped clients with:
- Anxiety, including panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive difficulties
- Low mood
- Post-traumatic stress
- Relationship difficulties (Couples counselling)
- Bereavement and loss
- Confidence and Self-esteem
How I Work:
This first session aims to identify factors contributing towards current difficulties. In consultation with you, a plan is devised for an individually tailored therapeutic intervention.
I work in a non-directive manner, providing a supportive, empathic, respectful, challenging and non-judgemental place. Sessions can be limited in number or take place over a longer term according to your goals. Most clients see me on a weekly basis.
I am committed to anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice and abide by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I bring enthusiasm, commitment and a sense of humour to my work, recognising that therapy can be enlivening as well as hard work.
I am happy to discuss your training needs. I charge £300 for a day training and £200 for half a day.