Counselling is talking therapy. What you talk about in this space is what is on your mind. What may be on your mind, may be the very thing that keeps you from meeting your full potential, keeping you stuck in some way, or causing you emotional distress. Talking can begin a process of reflectively examining your thoughts and feelings, gaining insight and awareness.
It can be a difficult decision to seek counselling and often people see therapy as the last resort. I see it as a brave and courageous step towards taking responsibility of your own self. The reasons for seeking counselling are endless, trauma, abuse, bereavement, addiction, personal development, spiritual growth, to name a few. My way of being with another in therapy is to accept them as they are. I believe in clients ability to find their own way, through empathy and holding them in the highest of regard.
I adhere to the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ethical values and morals. I work within their ethical guidelines and abide by regularly attending monthly supervision and personal therapy to attend to my own development. My approach to counselling is Integrative, meaning I have trained in various therapies, allowing me to offer different skills according to clients needs. I use these approaches interchangeably, when I sense a different way of working may benefit my client. However I mostly remain within the Person-Centred Approach. Using other modalities is always done with the clients approval and choice, as I work as transparently/openly as possible. The length of counselling is an individual choice and a consultation will give time to discuss your needs and working in a way that suits you. Contact me for further information or to book a consultation.