I am qualified and experienced in Person Centred counselling and Integrative Psychotherapeutic counselling.
My qualifications include:
- diploma in counselling
- advanced diploma in counselling
- BSc (hons) in Integrative counselling
- post graduate certificate in person centred counselling
I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I believe that most people have times in their life when they find it difficult to cope. They might feel out of control and struggle to understand why they feel the way they do. Many suffer the painful experience of anxiety, depression or low self esteem.. Or experience tension or anxiety in the way they relate to other people, either at home, at work or in social settings. They might be confused and uncertain about the meaning of their place in the wider world and how their life will turn out.
“I aim to support people as they seek to improve their understanding of themselves and of their relationships, make more sense of their uncomfortable thoughts and feelings and find a calmer more positive way of being.”
These feelings can be related to specific traumatic events in the past. They can be about present circumstances, or they can involve fears about the future. They can be in response to some specific challenges of everyday life. Or they can seem to be for no clear reason at all. As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I aim to support people as they seek to improve their understanding of themselves and their relationships, as they try to make more sense of their uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, and find a calmer, more positive way of being.
My approach involves the integration of a range of different approaches to psychotherapy which I believe are most effective. My support includes empathy, acceptance of people as they are, and a commitment to helping people explore their thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe and confidential space where people can work towards a better understanding of why they feel the way they do, at a pace that best suits them. I believe that greater understanding and acceptance of one’s self helps us to live the life we chose for ourselves.