We all face challenges and difficulties throughout our lives and this can often affect our emotional and mental health. Counselling allows you to discuss your difficulties in a safe and confidential space. As a counsellor, I listen and work with clients at their own pace. My job is not to give advice but instead to listen and at times offer interpretations and guidance. I work with clients to help them to create healthier patterns and autonomy in their life.
I understand that trusting somebody enough to open up to in this way isn't always easy. Confidentiality is a central part of my counselling ethics and as a counsellor it is a privilege to sit with you, to listen and to talk. I do not assume I ever know exactly what you are thinking or feeling, nor do I judge you based on what you say or do. I always remind clients that you can choose to tell me as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, ultimately it is your space and your time.
Through my work, I have learnt just how therapeutic counselling can be. Sometimes this is simply because somebody is there to support you, accept you and hear you. Sometimes it’s because counselling helps you to process difficulties or to identify root causes and understand yourself better. I always keep in mind that each person I meet is unique and I am genuinely interested in the people I work with and their experiences.
I am a registered BACP member, working on an integrative basis. I work one-to-one with both adults and children, through a range of difficulties and issues, including anxiety, stress, depression, self-confidence, self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, etc. I’m also a qualified meditation teacher.