Are you feeling low, depressed, or anxious? Maybe some areas of your life are not working out but you are at a loss to know how to change them or how to live a fuller, richer life. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor offering counselling to individuals from my private practice near Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.
What is counselling?
Counselling is a process where you look at patterns of behaviour or ways of thinking and feeling which no longer serve you. As we explore, we will notice things which you havenâ€™t seen before, especially things which might be holding you back. It is in our noticing and reflecting, that patterns can be reassessed, challenged or changed so that your present needs are better met. You can then take these changes into a richer future and a fuller life.
How can counselling help me?
I offer to walk beside you, as you explore current concerns, past events or future ambitions. You can explore your difficulties confidentially in a space which is empathic and respectful. You may want to look at issues such as
- low self esteem
- relationship difficulties
- spiritual concerns
- sexuality issues
- sexual/emotional/physical abuse
How long will it take?
You may find that you only need three or four sessions or you may want to work for a longer period of time. Whatever you decide, our work together will aim to support changes you want to make so that you are able to manage better all the challenges that life brings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling for seven years. My training is in integrative counselling (Leeds University 2008-2011). I have a certificate and a post-graduate diploma in integrative counselling (Psychotherapy and Counselling). Before that I was in adult education, so I have a degree and other post graduate qualifications relevant to education and teaching.
I am an Accredited bereavement counsellor and supervisor with Cruse Bereavement Care. Cruse is a national bereavement charity.
I am a member of BACP (The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics. This code includes things such as confidentiality, working within my qualifications and experience and having regular supervision.