I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor (FDSc MBACP).
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework.
I am currently offering online counselling during the current pandemic, and will offer face to face and/or online when it is permitted.
Our work together is confidential, although I adhere to the BACP guideline of receiving monthly supervision.
Counselling affords you the time and space to contemplate what you are struggling with in life. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to speak about anything you want to raise, just an openness to understanding how life is for you right now, and how you want it to progress.
I will support you in exploring how you feel about your own life, as well as how you relate to others and they to you, by helping you unravel key issues and events that have led to where you are today, whether that be historical or present trauma, lack of self esteem, or any other issue that limits your choices. Sometimes the human mind can 'forget' past experiences, but with exploration it may become clear how you have developed a mindset that is not serving you well. This can become the springboard to gaining new and helpful perspectives.
I work in a person centred way, meaning you choose what you want to focus on and I will support you in threading together the most effective way for you to progress. I integrate different humanistic therapy styles with the aim of finding what will support you in finding new meaning and advancing from your own history into a life you choose, sometimes with new boundaries in place that lead to you gaining more confidence in yourself.
I may suggest external resources that I feel could be helpful, such as books and podcasts, techniques and strategies, to support you in building resilience for your ongoing wellbeing.
I have specialist training in bereavement and have a keen interest in existentialism, exploring the meaning of life itself.
I am experienced in working with diversity, whether it be cultural, ethnic or sexual.
I work with teenagers, through the ages to older adults.
A session is 50 minutes and the cost is £45.
I am able to offer a concessionary rate in some circumstances.