Counselling/Psychotherapy

How can psychotherapy help?

Psychotherapy can be a moving and enlightening experience, and it is often a a positive step towards a more fulfilled life, leading to personal growth and emotional wellbeing. Therapy can help you with all kinds of challenges, when problems in your life leave you feeling helpless, hopeless, especially at times when it feels that things are getting on top of you. It does not involve giving advice or directing you to take a particular course of action. It involves exploring and working through your concerns or various aspects of your life at your own pace and in a safe and confidential environment.

You van watch this short video by BACP on What is therapy? to explain more in depth how counselling works.

My approach

I use an Integrative approach, bringing together various effective models of counselling (Psychodynamic, Humanistic  and Cognitive Behavioural), underpinned by humanistic core values.  This means that I will ensure that you feel respected, and I commit to be genuine in my approach. The underpinning model for my approach is Clarkson’s Integrative mdoel, aimed at enhancing your relationships with others, and your relationships with parts of yourself through the vehicle of our therapeutic relationship. This latter I believe equally important as my training and professional experience.

As an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I abide by its Ethical Framework, with regular supervision to maintain effectiveness.

 

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” (Thich Nhat Hahn)