I’m an integrative therapist and registered member of the BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work within their Ethical Framework.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, which means that I have trained in different models of counselling but I’m very much influenced by psychodynamic ideas and so I’m really interested in how your past is influencing your present. I am also very interested in your relationships and how you relate to me during the sessions. This can give us both insight and understanding as to how your way of relating, may be contributing to and maintaining your current issues.
Therapy is a collaboration and through us working together to explore, think and understand your issues more clearly we will build a therapeutic relationship, which will help us to find a way through for you.
Before completing my counselling training, I worked for twelve years in the charity sector, working directly with a wide range of people and issues, including substance misuse, domestic violence/abuse and mental health.
Moving into therapy work appeared to be an obvious progression and changed the focus of my work from being about solving practical issues to thinking about and understanding the underlying issues/route causes of how and why we come to be where we are.
If you feel you’d like to have counselling, then please get in touch and we’ll discuss how I may be able to help you.