By reading this I recognise that you have taken the first and most difficult step in seeking help. I am a dedicated professional counsellor with a calming compassionate manner; I will provide a safe and comfortable environment from where, together, we can make sense of what has brought you to counselling.
There may be times when we become overwhelmed by life events and struggle to cope with difficult feelings and emotions that arise as a result. I believe in entering into a therapeutic relationship with an open mind and, in doing so, I aim to create a relationship that is free from judgement and prejudice. I am simply here to support you.
How Does Counselling Work?
Having thoughts, feelings and worries listened to, clarified and understood by someone who is not directly involved can be hugely beneficial. Often, people find having a confidential setting and regular time to talk enables them to build a trusting relationship within which to understand themselves better or get help in other places if they need it. Sometimes just ‘talking things through’ can help people to feel clearer or more confident about something they had in mind already.
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor to degree level. The humanistic approach to counselling encourages you to explore and uncover inner resources to help you find answers and ways forward which are right for you. It offers you the opportunity to explore and develop self-awareness, self-growth, healing and self-responsibility which can help you reach your full potential and lead a more fulfilling life. We will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
I work within the boundaries of a contract that I will discuss with you prior to our sessions beginning.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work to their ethical guidelines and attend regular supervision and Continuous Professional Development (CDP) workshops to support my work.
I have experience of working with:
- Sexual Abuse
- Rape (I have experience of supporting both male and female survivors)
- Self Harm
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Relationship problems
- Low Self-esteem
- Low Self confidence
- Work related stress