I am a therapeutic counsellor qualified to work with adults and young people (11+). A registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists I have a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
My experience covers a broad range of client needs – from dealing with every day anxiety issues to working intensively with those who have experienced trauma.
I offer clients a safe, empathic and genuine non-judgemental space from where to explore their issues and to work on empowering themselves to make positive change.
I take an integrative approach. This means I combine different modes of counselling to provide a bespoke experience that best suits you and your issues. The first is person-centred counselling which is based on the idea that we all tend towards reaching our full potential as human beings, but life events can act as barriers. The second being the psychodynamic approach which explores how early memories and life experiences impact our current situations and the people we’ve become.
Carl Rogers, the founder of person-centred counselling, believed that most people never really had the experience of being heard, or feeling valued. He also argued that in order to be the best we can be, we needed to move from getting our validation from what others think of us, to truly believing in ourselves and learning to live in the moment.
This style of therapy aims to address the foundation and formation of what makes a person what they have become. By evaluating patterns people develop over time, it seeks to reduce symptoms and improve people’s lives.