I work from a person-centred perspective; I believe that each client is the expert in their lives. Having an integrative theoretical basis simply means I am able to draw upon other kinds of therapy when appropriate to your individual needs. Nobody likes to be told what to do; that is not what counselling is about. Working together, we will endeavour to find a resolution to your issues so you can move forward with your life.
Creating a safe space for you is of the utmost importance; witnessing and listening to all you have to bring to each session with empathy, understanding but without judgement forms the bedrock of my approach. In particular, I work with survivors of childhood trauma, abuse and sexual violence to help build their self-esteem and reduce anxiety.
I graduated from Bristol University in 2014 with a distinction in an integrative approach. This enables me to draw on various approaches to therapy such as CBT and psychodynamic therapy.
I have also completed training in bereavement counselling, solution focused approach to suicide, sexual violence and trauma as well as an effective anti-anxiety technique called Emotional Freedom Technique. All of this has provided a wide base of methods and perspectives to draw upon when offering individual counselling support.
As a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by their ethical code of conduct. For further information please see their website at www.bacp.co.uk
“It has been a great experience being able to talk without feeling a burden to friends or family.”