HOW I WORK
The benefits of counselling or psychotherapy
You may wish to consider psychotherapy for all sorts of reasons. A significant life event such as a bereavement, relationship breakdown, redundancy or panic attack can feel overwhelming. There can also be a sense of unhappiness, malaise or a feeling that life could be better or different. You can often present with a single issue or symptom, or a range of issues.
I will provide you with a safe, comfortable and confidential space to reflect, process and resolve these issues and difficulties.
Counselling and psychotherapy are both “talking therapies” which help us make sense of our lives and survive the crisis, difficulty or turning point. My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in, and can employ, several theoretical approaches.
I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic/person centred, psychodynamic, brief solution focused therapy and existential approaches to adapt the theory to each individual client. My philosophy is that each person is unique and therefore no one approach suits all. I might use cognitive behavioural therapy for clients with phobias or panic attacks, whereas the person who is depressed or anxious will need a more supportive and philosophical approach.
My aim is to clarify those aspects of your life that cause distress, confusion or anger and that can lead to you feeling stuck, blocked, unfulfilled and desperate. It is through exploration and clarification that we can explore options and choices and understand and come to terms with our issues.