My Counselling Approach
I am interested in hearing about what’s worrying you, and how this is impacting on you, and your life. I will listen without judging or telling you what to do. Hearing how things are from your perspective helps me to understand what is painful, and what matters most to you. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable, and hard to talk about certain things, so I will respect the pace and depth at which you choose to work.
I believe in working collaboratively. By combining your expert knowledge of yourself, with my support, therapeutic skill and knowledge, I will help you to gain new insight into why you feel the way you do. This often results in feeling better in yourself, increased confidence, and an ability to live life with more ease.
I use an integrative counselling approach. In basic terms, this means I use more than one theoretical model, and integrate those models to create my counselling approach. I use person-centred, psychodynamic and solution focused therapeutic models. For more information about these therapy models, please see this page covering types of therapy.