Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
FD & Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - IntegrativeCall Now
Everyone needs support at some stage in their life. There may be specific issues or life events that challenge us or a more general sense of going in the wrong direction, being stuck, uncertain or unhappy. In an age of increasing busy-ness and pressure, it can be easy to experience that our sense of ourself is defined by circumstances beyond our control. As a counsellor I know support and understanding are key to moving forward positively, but as a human I know this is easier said than done. For whatever reason you are looking at this today, speaking with a counsellor can open new perspectives, increase self-awareness and build a stronger identity where problems are faced and alternative strategies evolve. Exploring your concerns in a safe and confidential space may cast light on habits of thought, behaviour and feeling that have ceased to be useful; once we understand some of the patterns in which we get caught, we make more of a choice about how, or whether, we continue them. Together we can look at what’s going on for you, be curious about who you are and open to the challenges you are facing.
As an Integrative Counsellor I am trained in Person-Centred - the core of my practice, Gestalt, Transactional and Psychodynamic therapy; this means means I can be flexible in my approach, integrating theory to inform rather than direct my practice. It is your situation and perspective which will shape our work. I work non-judgementally, compassionately and collaboratively. The most important aspect of my practice is you, as you are and as you would like to be, working side-by-side to make sense of the things that you bring.
In addition to my private practice, I am a counsellor with the NHS, based at Sussex Cancer Centre working with people affected by cancer directly and as caregivers or family members. I have a background of teaching English and 20 years in education which, at its best, is also about connection, relationships, engagement and, most importantly, people.
- Gestalt Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)