My Counselling Approach

I am a qualified Counsellor with wide experience of working with a variety of mental health and emotional concerns.

I am trained as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor using approaches such as Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and CBT.

This enables me to tailor the work that we do together to your unique individual needs. I say unique because I believe that every interaction and situation that we experience throughout our lives creates who we are today in the here and now.

This influences our thoughts and behaviours and the very relationship we have with ourselves. Over time we learn to adapt and develop strategies to help us cope with negative experiences and difficult emotions, but these coping strategies can also hold us back.

Counselling can really help us to gain fresh insight and understanding of emotions, behaviours and relationships and shed some light on why we feel the way we do.

My belief is that you already have the tools and resources that you need for change to happen and that given the right conditions in therapy you can discover solutions or find some level of balance or acceptance around your experiences.

 

 

Issues I work with include

 

Stress

Anxiety

Panic Disorder

Depression

Trauma

Sexual Trauma

Identity issues

Anger management

Gambling

Low self esteem

Low self confidence

Self-harm

Suicidal thoughts

Phobias

 

Qualifications etc.

 

Registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Reg No. 071559

Therapeutic Counselling TC-L4 (CPCAB)

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) 

Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Practitioner Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Further training/workshops and Continued Professional Development

Working with problem gamblers and affected others

Mindfulness

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy

Working with Adult survivors of Childhood sexual abuse/exploitation

Working with sexual trauma

Pre-trial therapy

Working with Grief and loss

I hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurance for all of the therapies and services offered

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I abide by the associations Ethical Framework for good practice