I offer a warm, welcoming and safe space to explore whatever is troubling you. Together we can work out what is most likely to help you get what you want from counselling.
I work with adults on a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, work-related stress, relationship problems and low self esteem. As a person-centred and integrative counsellor I have a holistic and flexible approach tailored to each individual's needs.
Specialises in: Counselling
Can help you with: Abuse, Addictions, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, Work related issues
Styles of counselling offered:
Integrative, Person-centred, Relational, CBT, Emotion Focused Therapy
As well as working in private practice as a counsellor for the past 6 years, I also have experience of providing counselling in various other settings including GP surgeries, a drug and alcohol service, an NHS staff counselling service, a charity for those experiencing domestic abuse, and CRUSE bereavement service.
I use some elements of CBT, such as exploring our unhelpful thoughts and core beliefs, and how these can affect our choices and behaviour. I have a particular interest in mind-body connections and how stress and trauma can affect us physically as well as emotionally.
I have always been interested in people and what makes us think, feel and behave in certain ways. I am passionate about peoples' potential to change and overcome adversity. I trained as a counsellor because I wanted to learn how to help people deal with issues that were keeping them stuck and unhappy.
People often think they 'should' be able to cope with their issues without needing counselling, particularly if they've had a relatively 'normal' upbringing.
I believe that whatever current issues you are struggling with, which may or may not be related to your past experiences, having a space to talk things through with someone who is not emotionally involved and is not going to judge you or tell you what to do can be very useful however strong or resourceful you may already be. It is also not a sign of weakness to admit you are struggling as it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help.