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I offer one to one Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling operating within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Framework for good practice. My core training is Integrative which is informed fundamentally by the Psychodynamic theory, but also draws on other theories such as Humanistic, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This approach enables me to specifically tailor the way I work with you and your concerns; allowing you to reflect on what is happening to you and view things from different perspectives. This can lead to the discovery of an increased sense of choice and direction that can be invaluable as a way to consider alternative ways of doing things.
My aim is to reduce confusion and enable you to cope with challenges and make positive changes in your life where necessary.
I provide a safe, secure and confidential setting where personal issues, problems, thoughts and feelings can be explored. I will listen in a non-judgemental manner with empathy, understanding and acceptance, helping you to identify and explore whatever is troubling you. Warmth and compassion are vital components of my practice, whilst always maintaining a professional objective approach.
I will work through a problem with you, rather than giving you advice, in order to help you to find your best way of coping with any issues, thoughts or feelings that may be causing you concern. The counselling you receive may be short and goal focused, or open ended.
As well as being a Counsellor, I have worked within the further and higher education arena with students of all ages who experienced learning difficulties and mental health issues. Before that I worked as a family lawyer and this wealth of experience provides me with a good understanding of the depth of issues clients bring I draws upon this in my counselling work.