I am a qualified counsellor with a quiet and calm presence who is dedicated to offering safe, confidential and consistent support to my clients. I am a fully insured member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their comprehensive ethical code.
I offer a welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to focus on yourself and whatever may be causing you distress. This may be anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem. You may be experiencing a transition of some kind or feeling overwhelmed. You may have experienced a trauma or a bereavement. You may have a nagging sense of unidentifiable unhappiness and malaise. Counselling can give you an opportunity to explore and reflect on these feelings. The experience of being heard and understood can provide some immediate relief.
As an Integrative counsellor I have knowledge of a variety of psychological theories which enables me to adapt my approach according to your individual needs. My approach is underpinned by Carl Rogers’ core conditions of Empathy, Honesty, and Unconditional Acceptance. This means I will always honour your experience, I will always be honest with you and I will never judge you. Our work together may also include discussing your past, to discover how it is affecting your present; the use of creative methods, using pens and paper, playdough and small figures; inviting you to be aware of your bodily sensations; inviting you to express yourself in a new way. Working together at depth in this way we can find a way for you move forward.