COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
MY APPROACH TO THERAPY
As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to support the specific needs of each person I work with. I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to best meet your individual needs. My goal is to help you find ways to resolve your issues and make informed choices that promote your wellbeing.
In our sessions I will help you explore and better understand your emotions, experiences and past choices. Together we will look at where you are in your life, consider where you might like to get to and look at the options you might have to get you there. Whatever you decide, I will listen with warmth, understanding and non-judgment.
We will work to build a trusting relationship that enables you to realise greater self-awareness and authenticity. In doing so I believe you will have the capacity to experience a richer, more meaningful life.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING?
You will see these terms used in a variety of ways, by different people, to describe what is essentially a talking therapy. So it's probably easiest to refer to what I offer as therapy.
WHY DO PEOPLE GO TO THERAPY?
There is no rule for what you should and should not attend therapy for. There may be a specific crisis or problem that you need help with. You may wish to get in touch with yourself at a deeper level to try to unravel the patterns that seem to hold you back or you may see it as an opportunity for personal development. If you feel you need some help and support, therapy could be for you.
I am have worked with people to address a whole range of issues which have included:
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship and family issues
- Self-esteem issues and lack of fulfilment
- Shame, guilt and anger
- Sexuality and sex-related problems
- Anxiety and fear, including panic attacks
- Sadness and depression
- Work-related problems
- Feeling confused, indecisive or stuck
- Feeling chaotic, overwhelmed or out of control
- Trauma and abuse