Counselling and Psychotherapy

How I work with clients

I am professionally trained with a Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a history of working in therapy services and education. My work is based on the belief that your life has a purpose that matters, and issues you bring may be related to that purpose. Therapy can offer a space and support to explore your own questions and dilemmas. In this space the way you relate to the events of your life may evolve and heal and yield new meaning. Each session normally begins with a quiet space,’ giving the floor’ to whatever subject matter you choose to bring to the start of that session.

In the process of therapy, you may find that significant life changes come about, this can be rewarding and it can also be demanding for you and for others around you. When you decide to end therapy this may also be a significant event so it’s desirable to allow time for this ending.

Counselling

As a counsellor I bring professionalism, kindness, humour and challenge. Counselling can offer you time, space and support to really explore your feelings. Feeling our feelings, making sense of our experience and connecting to our wisdom can allow our heart to heal in readiness for what it seeks.

Counselling is a supportive place to express yourself and come to a better understanding. With an experienced professional it can offer a way through to a better and kinder relationship with yourself. In time, with support, reflection and effort you will begin to see how some of the familiar patterns and dynamics in your current and past relationships have been getting in the way of you having deeper and more fulfilling relationships with others.

Counselling offers you the support and safety to begin to understand these patterns and actually give yourself a chance to choose how you are, what you want from and what you offer in relationships and life. Knowing yourself well gives you the opportunity to make better decisions for you and your current and future relationships and your life.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as such I subscribe to their ethical framework.

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” (Jung)