I understand that reaching out and seeking support when trying to cope with difficult feelings and life events can seem daunting. It is for this reason that I work to create an open and trusting working alliance with you in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Whether you are struggling to cope in the present, anxious about the future or troubled by traumatic events from your past, I will support you so that you are able to explore these issues and enable you to move forward in a way that feels right for you.
As part of my work towards the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling I am able to work with you on a one-to-one basis on a wide range of issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, bereavement, workplace stress and relationship problems. I also have experience working with people recovering from addictions relating to drug and alcohol misuse. I draw on real-life experience having worked in a highly pressurised environment and have witnessed the effects that stress can have to the health and well being of both the individuals involved and those closest to them. I have also been a Samaritan where I had the privilege of working as a member of the training team supporting and mentoring new recruits.
I can work in both the person-centred and psychodynamic counselling models but believe that in addition to your desire for change, trust and rapport built between counsellor and client form the most important elements of therapeutic improvement.
I work to the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ensuring that the well being of my clients is at the centre of everything I do.