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.

My approach

I use an Integrative approach (Clarkson’s Integrative model), bringing together various effective models of counselling (Psychodynamic, Humanistic  and Cognitive Behavioural, Transpersonal), into a comprehensive model that is helpful and effective, fused together to offer you a wholesome journey of therapy, rather than just an eclectic practice, that is often mistakenly referred to as Integrative.

Please see the next page about Trauma therapy (using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy) and Compassion Focused Therapy I have undertaken specialist training to help you with your struggles. My core approach and my additional specialist training provides a system of therapy tools 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, is equally important as my training and professional experience.

My principles are underpinned by humanistic core values.  This means that I will ensure that you feel respected, and I commit to be genuine in my approach.

Accredited Individual Therapist

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. Accreditation is only awarded to individual therapists through a rigorous n in-depth application and assessment process, following on from being a BACP registered therapist, as the next phase of professional development. Most therapists are registered on a register, that is accredited, rather than being individually Accredited. Please note, that my individual Accreditation with BACP, demonstrates exceptionally high standards for an independent ethical and competent practice, my commitment to high standard of knowledge, experience and professional development. This will be reflected in the service you receive.

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