I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering an inclusive professional counselling service. My practice draws upon a range of models, including Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
There are times when life can seem overwhelming and difficult to cope with. At these moments we all need support, and counselling can give you the time and space to explore difficult issues and find new ways of being.
So whether it’s a specific event or ongoing difficulty such as anxiety, depression, trauma, fear or anger that you want to confront, counselling can allow you to take back control and move forward with your life.
Attending counselling is about your well-being, self-exploration and self-development, as well as learning new strategies and coping mechanisms to deal with difficult and complex events in your life and any changes you wish to make.
My role is to be alongside you as you encounter current issues and past pain, as you learn more about yourself and your relationships, and as you develop the courage and skills to make positive changes and empowering decisions.
Primarily though, I work in a relational manner, aware that the quality of our relationship will have the greatest impact. This means I will work hard to develop a trusting and collaborative relationship that gives you the safety you need to encounter current and past relationships. Together we will become aware of the impact of our counselling relationship in the ‘here and now’ and use this to build emotional resilience and strength.
I believe we all have the ability to realise our potential and live a life full of rich abundance. Together we can uncover this potential and discover who you can be.
As well as being a fully qualified and registered counsellor, I also bring a wealth of life experiences to my work. I have spent over 30 years working and volunteering with children and adults, supporting them discover the very best they can be. My social work career includes working with adults with mental health difficulties, including depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, young people in care, disabled children and young adults, including learning disabilities and autism, and parent carers.
Diploma in Professional Studies: Counselling (University of the West of England, Bristol)
Registered Member of the BACP