'Two roads diverged in the wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by And that has made all the difference.' - Robert Frost
I offer evidence based psychological therapy which is collaborative, respectful and tailored to you. My aim is to help you understand yourselves and to gain insight through self-knowledge and lived experience. My hope is that you get to know and accept who you truly are, and in the process find meaning in life and overcome its difficulties. By gaining insight you can take charge of your life and be empowered to make informed choices.
The way I work
I am trained as an integrative counsellor and combine approaches to psychotherapy based on the presenting concerns and needs of my clients. I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat all people in all situations as each individual’s therapeutic journey is specific to their individual needs and personal circumstances. I see individuals on a weekly basis. It's sometimes possible however to arrange a one off single session or more intense blocks of sessions can be arranged which can be very effective during crisis.
What conditions can counselling & psychotherapy help with?
• Anxiety and stress
• Bereavement and loss
• Eating disorders
• Health issues
• Major life changes
• Phobias and fears
• Redundancy and work issues
• Relationship difficulties
What benefits can be expected?
An individual’s pace and learning process is unique. Those people who benefit most from counselling and psychotherapy show commitment and perseverance with the process. We have a deeper and wiser self which knows what's required to unfold and to develop. Existing destructive patterns of behaviour or negative thinking can block this process and I will challenge this.
My approach attempts to identify and build your strengths and resources while tackling the existing problems. I expect you to take responsibility for your own recovery and life process, and in turn gain awareness of how you have not done so in the past. I believe we can be so much more than we are!