We all have times in our lives when things get on top of us and we find it hard to cope. Counselling can help by providing a safe, confidential space for you to talk about what's going on without fear of judgment or repercussions.
For me the most important aspect of counselling is to build trust. Talking about personal issues can be hard and opening up to a complete stranger can make you feel vulnerable and emotional. Its my job to put you at ease, listen to what you have to say compassionately without opinion or judgment and for you to know that anything you say is confidential.
I use a combination of person-centred and integrative approaches which basically means that the sessions are lead by you. It\\\'s about you finding your own resolution by talking through your issues. I use short to medium term intervention techniques that blend a variety of therapy styles enabling me to tailor the therapy to what works best for you.
Therapy can be effective:
- If you're feeling low or depressed
- Experiencing relationship problems
- Worrying constantly about things and people in your life
- Suffering from anxiety or panic attacks
- Feeling stressed or overwhelmed
- Struggling to control your weight
- Dealing with phobias or irrational fears
- Feelings of being unable to cope
- With spiralling addictions
- Loss and bereavement
- Feeling angry or frustrated
- Self-harm or self-defeating behaviours
If you\\\'re experiencing any of these issues or concerns and want to talk to someone please contact me.
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009-2011)
- Cruse Bereavement Care ABC course (2011)
- Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS Accred membership no: NCS16-02964)
- Current Cruse volunteer
- Specialism in integrative psychotherapy and grief counselling