We all have the right to be heard, understood and accepted as we are. Congruence, acceptance and empathy form the foundations of my practice. My hope is that together, we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship which will enable to you to explore your issues openly and honestly, free from the judgements, advice and expectations we often find ourselves up against. In doing so, perhaps you will gain some clarity, increased self-awareness and even find some of the answers you are looking for.
As an integrative counsellor, I am trained to work using different therapeutic modalities which include the Person-centred approach, Psychodynamic approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This means that I can work with you to explore issues happening in your life today as well as past and childhood experiences, both of which can influence our behaviour and how we relate to others in the present day.
Before getting started I always suggest an initial telephone conversation so that you can then decide if you would like to book a first session with me. I work within my limitations and so if I feel that I am not the right person for you I will try to sign post you in order to help you find the appropriate service for your needs.
Confidentiality is central to the counselling relationship and I will work to ensure that it is fully preserved both during and after our work together. There are, however, some limitations to confidentiality and disclosures may be shared with a third party under the following circumstances:
If I believe you or somebody else is at serious risk of harm
If I am required to breach confidentiality by law
If you provide me with written consent to do so
In the event that confidentiality does need to be broken, I will involve you in the process as much as possible. During our first session I will cover this important topic in detail before beginning our counselling work.