I offer a calm, compassionate and confidential space where you can talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings. I will listen sensitively without judgement and will seek to fully understand you, offering my response to enable you to explore and process how you are feeling. Clarifying feelings and being more self-aware can help find a way forward in difficult times, whether this is by seeing your options more clearly or by making the necessary changes you want to make. Our emotions provide valuable information and guidance. They tell us what we want out of life, what we don't want, how we feel about the people in our lives, and what we need to work on. Humanistic counselling encourages self-awareness, self-development, and seeks to help you recognise your strengths and choices in life. This approach recognises that you are the expert and are in control of making your own meanings and beliefs about yourself and others. A space is created for you to talk about whatever is on your mind, to explore behaviours, and to consider and act on your feelings.
Person centred therapy, Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, Humanistic.
I am a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals, am fully insured and have regular supervision. Before training as a counsellor I have had vocational experience of working in domestic violence, sexual abuse and child protection.