People seek counselling for a variety of reasons and it is "okay not to be okay sometimes".
Walking through the therapy door is possibly one of the bravest and positive steps that you can take into seeking help to deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. My role is not to offer advice or solutions but to listen, empathise, encourage and empower you to make self-imposed decisions and positive change.
Therapy is a very personal process that can evoke painful memories and intense emotions, therefore, I will be guided by you. As we embark on anything new or something which we may expect to be negative, we will discuss any natural anxieties that emerge and just take things one step at a time. I offer sessions in a confidential, peaceful and accepting environment in which sensitive issues, psychological concerns and stressful life events can be explored safely.
Whilst I may not have a magic wand, I can offer a "helping hand" to guide you through distressing times and accompany you on your journey of self-discovery.
One Step At A Time
I am a Qualified Counsellor and a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and an Accredited Member of The Foundation for Infant Loss.
Human beings are unique and not all therapy approaches suit all people. I have been trained to use an integrative approach allowing me to tailor sessions to suit your specific needs and circumstances. Warmth, genuineness and honesty are at the heart of my approach.
If you have not had counselling before or have had a poor experience in the past, you may have mixed feelings or feel nervous about attending therapy. The working relationship is key to a successful counselling experience and is one built around trust, respect and mutual understanding without fear of judgment, rejection or repercussion.