Working with me can help you to feel understood, become more accepting of who you are and also make meaningful changes.
As a Counsellor, I strive to be as down to earth and approachable as possible, meaning it is important for me to offer myself as I am and not be anything other than genuine with my clients.
At the heart of my Counseling practice is the understanding that someone's struggle is deeply personal; it will never be the same for anyone else. It is working through these struggles that I find such a rewarding process, as during sessions I am able to witness first hand my clients finding the strength and resilience needed to work through their issues.
Talk therapy offers emotional support and understanding that is given in an honest, non-judgmental and empathic way.
During sessions I take a compassionate approach, never pushing if I sense that you are uncomfortable or in pain. Rather, my way of working is to acknowledge your emotions in that very moment. This style of Counseling can allow self-awareness to be gained and wounds to be healed.
I find it beneficial to work with descriptions and metaphors, as these are great tools that can be used to better understand what is going on for you. This method works particularly well, as sometimes it can be hard to express certain thoughts or feelings; so rather than searching for something that may have escaped you, we can use a more creative approach to understand your ways of thinking and feeling.
Also, Counseling isn't always about the negative, meaning its important for us to celebrate the positives! Smiles and happiness are an important part of the Therapeutic relationship. They allow us to explore two different ends of the spectrum, and to see what else is going on in your life ( as nothing is black and white! )
Communication is key, so it is important that we can find a way of sharing that works for you. This means taking the time to check-in and talk about what is working and what we can improve on; Therapy sessions are always guided by you and your best interests.
Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that Counseling can be an emotional roller-coaster; sometimes you will feel better, at other times you may feel bruised and exhausted from it. This is all part of the process. It can be a tough journey but it is one that you have the strength to face, even if at times it all feels too much.
Qualifications And Experience
2013 - 2016 - FdA: Counselling (Humanistic) University of Greenwich, London ( British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy accredited )
2011 - Level 3 Diploma: Counselling Theory
2010 NCFE level 1+2: Counselling - Interpersonal & Helping Skills