I am an experienced counsellor, fully registered member of the BACP, working with individuals online and face-to-face.
I strongly believe that our primary relationships and early experiences influence our present and can negatively impact on our lives, affecting how we relate to others, how we deal with endings and loss, how we cope with difficulties and challenges in our lives, even if we do not realise it. We may experience overwhelming feelings. We may feel we are not good enough, that we do not fit in, that there is something wrong with us. We might even be ashamed of who we are as a person. Relational dynamics may emerge that tend to result in us feelings preoccupied, anxious or depressed, contributing to low self-esteem. We may be left with a sense of being stuck or unable to cope with situations. Feelings such as those often occur and persist because of past deep-rooted experiences.
It can be very hard to get beyond these past experiences. I am genuinely passionate about providing my clients with a secure base for exploration of feeling and thoughts. A safe space in the company of a non-judgemental other where you can work through what brings you to counselling.
We will work in collaboration in order to gain greater understanding of the issues that have brought you to counselling. Counselling relies, to a great extent on building a human connection between counsellor and clients, where a deep level of trust is established. I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the core of the therapeutic process and the foundation of this relationship are empathy, exploration, compassion, connection and co-operation.
In these ways you may achieve resolution of long-standing conflicts, may process even the toughest experiences and to become more confident and genuine in the way you relate to other people in your life.
Working integratively allows me to bring together elements from different theories and models, and to combine techniques from different approaches. In sessions with clients I am relational with a focus on Attachment theory but I also use Psychodynamic, Attachment theory, Transactional Analysis (TA), Person-Centred and CBT to meet the needs of each client I am working with and what brings them to counselling.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to its Ethical Framework for good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
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