Together we will look at the causes of your difficulties and explore ways to deal with them in a safe and confidential environment . This might be the first time that you will experience what it is like to be really listened to and heard without judgment . Counselling therapy is different than talking with friends and partners as there are no links with your day to day life or your life in general .
I believe that counselling therapy has the potential to unlock doors that have kept you stuck and unable to move on.
I will be alongside you in a supportive and caring role , if you imagine you are driving a car I will be in the passenger seat so you are the one driving and making meaning of the roadmap that you have created whilst I can help you with navigating the more complex and difficult aspects of the road .
Being “integrative” means that I work in a way that suits each particular person and their issues. The approaches I work with are humanistic, psychodynamics and relational. I also use mindfulness and body therapy (specifically breathing) as well as compassion including self compassion as it is important to start with yourself .
I am very interested in the latest theories and mindfulness and compassion practices and I have a good understanding of neuroscience and trauma in relation to therapy.
I offer EMDR sessions which has been shown to work well with trauma related issues including PTSD and early childhood trauma .
I am a registered member the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a registered member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I follow their code of ethics and I am committed to working with people of varied cultural backgrounds and sexualities including LGBTQ +, POC and Poly.