MY COUNSELLING APPROACH
My counselling approach is integrative, meaning that I combine a number of different theoretical methodologies. I am able to adapt my technique and approach to suit individual clients and their therapeutic aims.
At the core of my work is a person centred way of working. I believe that the counselling relationship should be based upon mutual trust and respect. I seek to provide a space that is non-judgemental and empathetic, where you can feel safe to explore things you may not want to speak about with others.
I also work relationally - often the way we interact within the therapeutic relationship can reflect patterns of relating from outside of the counselling room. Recognising and exploring this can offer us new insights. This may lead us to working psychodynamically - looking back at your past to find the root of unhelpful patterns or feelings.
I particularly enjoy working neuroscientifically. Understanding how our brains work and the way we evolved can be extremely helpful, particularly when it feels that our bodies are somehow 'betraying' us. Symptoms such as stress and anxiety can be very uncomfortable, yet understanding why our bodies are responding in this way can offer us new levels of understanding and freedom.
No matter the theories or techniques used, the aim of counselling is to facilitate change. Together we will work to discover what this might mean for you, and I will support you on your journey towards it.