I aim to understand each client individually. We work together to discover new insights which sometimes lead to new levels of acceptance while other times lead to action and change. I understand relationship dilemmas, chronic illness, existential issues, addiction, exploration of the self, feelings of grief, hopelessness and the need to support clients' as they experience their feelings.
What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?
I had some difficulties in my own life and found that when i understood more about how people work as well as who i was myself, i was much happier. I wanted to support people get the most out of life.
Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?
I enjoy the empathy of Marshall Rosenberg whilst embracing the holism of the Gestalt principles. Within that there is Buber’s I/thou theory and Jung’s relationship with nature. I have respect for existential concerns and embrace a mystery of life which i put down to universal energy.
Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?
i have an eclectic approach to health but generally it is holistic whilst avoiding perfectionism. I believe in moderation and balance. Eating well, connecting with people, laughing and loving.
What method/s do you use?
Systemic thinking, Emotionally Focussed Counselling, Psychodynamic, Gestalt Principles, Differentiation in couples work, Developmental theory (ie Attachment), Process Oriented Psychology, Germer and Neef’s Mindfulness and Self Compassion, Feminist principles, humanists methods.
When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?
I’d like to think that within the first session the client has a sense of whether they think I might be able to help them or that we can work together. ‘Making progress’ is a long as a piece of string and depends entirely on the issue at hand.
I work with couples and individuals. I have a warm, authentic and empathic approach to counselling where I listen intently and offer emotional support. I have a therapeutic manner that tends to help people feel at ease about raising sensitive issues and aim to build a safe and trusting relationship, where problems can be openly disclosed and discussed. I attend to each client as a unique person. ...
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