I am committed to offering counselling, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am fully insured & an accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP Register 146283 & BACP Membership 554716.
My experience started with working as a counsellor for individuals who had survived crime specifically rape/sexual abuse and I have gone on to work in various agencies with issues such as addictions, bereavement, domestic abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
I work with individuals, couples and groups over the age of 14. I have experience working with issues such as addictions, anxiety, bullying/harassment, boarding school survivor syndrome, chronic health conditions, depression, family therapy, infertility, lack of self-esteem/confidence, marriage and relationship issues, stress related issues and management.
As a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work within their code of ethics. Key to this is being a trustworthy professional, committed to continuing my on-going professional development and on-going clinical supervision. I work using an integrative approach, using a variety of methods including cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ), where together we look at issues holistically, supporting you to explore issues that are affecting you whether physically, emotional, psychologically or spiritually.
Counselling is a talking therapy where you share your difficulties and feelings, in order to help you to understand what has been happening and to enable change to take place. Meeting in a safe, confidential setting between a professionally qualified counsellor and a client. Sessions usually take place on the same day and at the same time each week. Counselling is usually a brief therapy that focuses on current specific issues.
Counselling is not advisory – you are a unique individual and therefore the only person in your life who can know what choices and decisions might be right for you – is you!
Clients often talk about how sessions help them to explore thoughts and feelings in a way that they are unable to with somebody close to them and enables them to change their thoughts and feelings.Increasingly in our fast paced and technological world; clients say they feel that there is nobody available to talk to face to face and this can lead to a sense of loneliness and isolation.
Psychotherapy offers longer term treatment providing the opportunity to explore feelings, thought processes, ways of seeing and being in the world.
By drawing on insight from past emotional experiences it helps increase emotional awareness and regulation, to resolve deep rooted problems. Gifted therapists have the ability to glide seamlessly between the two ways of working.