Psychotherapy and Counselling

 

 

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with experience of working sensitively with many of the issues that can cause suffering, confusion and despair; such as bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, abuse, low self image, anger issues, periods of transition and change, or unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

 

Counselling tends to be is used as a way of  providing support through the painful or complicated periods of life, giving you an opportunity to sort through, and better understand the difficulties you face. It is an approach that is often used to address a specific difficulty, and this can develop into a wish to think more deeply about your way of being, and this moves into the area of psychotherapy.

 

Psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a therapeutic relationship that can bring about meaningful and embedded transformation. You may feel you want to meet more frequently to allow yourself more time to reflect on your inner world, and to have support as you think about your history and current circumstance.


Both approaches are a wonderful way of exploring who you are, and your unique way of being. By focussing on your habitual ways of reacting and giving attention to your feeling responses you will grow in self awareness and gain greater control over your choices and behaviours. Together we will look at the patterns of behaviour that may be holding you back in life, and find ways to reach for your higher potential. You may begin to make informed changes in your life, and also find a way of coming to terms with the things that you cannot change.

Depending on what brings you to counselling at this time, I offer open-ended therapy, or brief, solution focused counselling. This is guided by your needs and desires, to explore whatever you choose to bring, for help with specific problems, general discontentment or in times of crisis.

My counselling model is "person centred," and I believe that each of us has the ability to find the answers we need to feel fulfilled, and to live our lives in a meaningful way - my work is to help you to hear your own inner voice which will guide you to people and situations that are for your best.

I am trained integratively, and I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to find a way of working that best suits your needs and personality.
I provide an environment that is accepting, empathic, and open, a safe space for you to use as you choose.

It is important that you find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with, and our initial consultation gives us an opportunity to meet in person, and for you to outline what brings you to counselling. After this meeting if we both feel that we are well suited we will agree on our working contract - this will be to meet weekly, at a regular, agreed time. How long we work together will depend on what you want from counselling or psychotherapy.

If you would like to talk about how psychotherapy could work for you, please contact me on 07972 153020.

I look forward to hearing from you, and hope that I am able to help.