I am an integrative, relational counsellor which means that I combine a range of different approaches in order to support you in a way which works best for you.
I will provide you with a safe, quiet space which is free from judgements and pre-conceptions, a place where you can talk freely and be heard. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do but I will be with you to help you on your personal journey as you explore and make your own decisions.
My experience includes working with young people (aged 11+) and adults presenting with a range of issues from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bullying, self-harm, suicide, sexuality, loss (including bereavement and life changes) and relationship issues such as separation and divorce to name but a few.
Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk to a stranger who has no pre-conceptions about you and is there to specifically listen to YOU.
Clients often express not wanting to burden friends and family with their problems and feel that they can be honest in the counselling space.
They describe how having the space to be able to say things aloud in a non-judgmental environment is refreshing and allows them the time to listen to themselves.
You won’t hear words such as ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘think positive and you’ll be fine’ – as your counsellor I will spend time exploring what is going on for you.
Spending time with a counsellor and allowing yourself some ‘me time’ can enable self-reflection which leads to increased self-awareness and an acceptance that it’s okay to be you.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and practiceaccording to their ethical framework