I work as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, which means I have trained in multiple theoretical approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Transpersonal and Person Centred. This enables me to adapt my approach to best suit the individual I am working with. I work with the Connections Model, seeing the individual as a whole person, made up of different parts; mind, body, soul and emotion. If one of these parts becomes disconnected, it can help to try and reconnect them to that part for a better sense of wellbeing. We will work together at a pace that suits you, to explore a deeper understanding of what comes up. I can be there to support and guide you through what may emerge. I believe that not everyone knows where to start, and usually, if one is allowed to let out freely what comes up it will become easier for the process.
The thought of starting counselling can be daunting and scary, which is understandable due to having to talk to a stranger. Possibly the fear of the unknown may cause a block. I want to give you a brief outlook on what to expect with me. I feel it is important to tell people that there is no right or wrong thing to say or to bring up. We will set goals on what you would like to focus on. And if you’re happy to set out how many sessions with me, we will go through a contract together and I will ask for some details for ethical reasons and to keep both client and counsellor safe. We will then have a review after the 4th session to check in and bring up anything that needs to change or be explored. and you will always be at the centre of the session. There will be no judgment and I would like you to feel safe and be able to form a trusting relationship.