Integrative Psychotherapist MBACP
I aim to create a safe space in our counselling sessions so that you are able to express yourself without fear of judgement or rejection. I use empathy to explore what is happening from your perspective in order to empower you to find the strength within yourself to make positive changes in your life.
I am so inspired by the people I work with and the trust they put in me when sharing such intimate and personal issues. I am so grateful to work alongside people to help them see their own self worth and potential. Doing this job shows me the power of human resilience and the possibility for growth.
I would love to hear from you if you would like to arrange an introductory session where we can discuss some of the issues you are facing and look at how we might work together.
Working integratively, I adapt my style of counselling to the needs of the client. Primarily, however, I use person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. A person-centred approach focuses on creating a safe, trusting relationship between the counsellor and client in which to explore the 'here and now' - the thoughts and emotions a client is having in the present and their reactions to these. A psychodynamic approach looks at how past experiences and memories may unconsciously impact a person's feelings, thoughts and behaviour today.
My Values and Ethos:
I deeply care about the work I do and respect the trust that clients put in me as a practitioner. I seek to learn about the experiences and feelings an individual is having, using empathy to gently explore their world without judgement. As a registered member of the BACP, a governing body that oversees the work of counsellors and psychotherapists, I also adhere to an ethical framework. This includes principles such as trust and autonomy that I bring into all my client work. I also have regular supervision to ensure I am working in every client's best interests.