I work from the belief that we are all experts on ourselves and given the right level of support, challenge and environmental conditions we are able to make use of our expertise and inner resources.
I hope to encourage people to become aware of their strengths, limitations and inner resources as well as paying attention to physical and emotional responses. If appropriate I may suggest further exploration aimed at heightening awareness.
Overall, my style of working is one of promoting inner growth and strength by providing a supportive and conducive environment built on mutual trust, respect, honesty and real contact. I achieve this by making myself available to my clients through focusing on the here and now, including the relationship between my clients and myself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 30 years of experience working in the area of people development and communication both in the public and private sectors. I have also held senior lecturing posts teaching on post-graduate management and professional development programmes and supervising dissertation students.
I have been counselling since 2007. I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy; Diploma in Psychotherapy and Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Gestalt) from the Metanoia Institute. In addition, I hold an Interpersonal Mediation Practitionerâ€™s Certificate for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a Certificate in Supervision.
I have experience of working in a voluntary setting, with people from a wide range of backgrounds who come to therapy with very varied problems and issues. I believe my training and life experience enables me to support my clients through their struggles and helps them to make life-changing decisions based on thoughtful choice and a sense of a stronger inner self.
Fees: Â£50 per 50 minute session