I completed an integrative counselling training in 1997, and draw on a variety of approaches to inform my practice including psychodynamic and humanistic theories. I offer cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help clients cope with distressing symptoms such as panic attacks, and to help manage anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorders. However, I believe that it is the relationship between client and counsellor which provides the opportunity for healing, and it is also important to look at why clients are suffering symptoms as well as just helping them cope.
Looking at past experiences where appropriate to help clients understand behaviour, reactions, choices and relationships in the present is often the key to long term change and personal growth. I offer help and support to individuals who are experiencing a variety of difficulties such as: • Stress • Depression, anxiety or confusion • Redundancy work or retirement related issues • Relationship or family difficulties • Bereavement or loss • Abuse • Sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
I have regular supervision for my counselling work as required by BACP, and I am committed to my own personal and professional development.
Counselling sessions cost £50