What underlies my counselling work is a belief that we all have within us the capability to develop and grow, that we can lose touch with this capability, and that rediscovering it leads to a more satisfying life of our choosing.
I also work as an author, trainer and group facilitator in the counselling field.
If you wish to discuss how I can work with you, please get in touch below.
People work with me to get help with anxiety or panic; bereavement; depression; the demands of caring for someone else; feeling guilty; a personal crisis; relationship difficulties; sexual abuse; stress; traumatic experiences; violence and conflict etc.
Sometimes it can be less clear what the difficulty is, such as feeling stuck; exploring identity; personal development; feeling out of control; life not being how they want it to be; coping with life changes; difficulty making decisions; etc.
There are many other things Counselling can help with too. If you don’t see what concerns you I’d be happy to discuss whether I may be able to help you.
My attitude is warm, genuine and respectful. I might suggest using writing, drawing and other ways of working if that helps you. I also help you learn how to use your time in Counselling to best advantage.
I have found this way of working to be the most effective in helping people get what they want from Counselling. After all, life is for living, not for counselling!
However, as you may well know, counselling is not a ‘quick fix’ and often takes time. Counselling needs you to be willing to talk about what concerns you, be committed and to work at what you want to change, which at times can be difficult and painful. As your Counsellor, I’d be supportive, work at your pace and be committed to helping you through.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with over twenty years years experience, who is Registered with and Accredited by BACP (the professional body for counsellors). Whether you have had Counselling before or not, I suggest you hear more about how I work as we counsel in different ways.