I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor. It is my belief that counselling can benefit everyone at times of distress, when feeling down, or simply just feeling overwhelmed.
I feel that the most important part of counselling is the counselling relationship which will allow the feeling of trust that is necessary to allow us to explore the difficult feelings that you are experiencing.
I offer a space to explore whatever feelings you may be experiencing in a non-judgemental way. I will treat any information with the strictest confidentiality. This is important because it will allow you to have the confidence and the comfort to know that whatever is discussed will remain safe and will not be shared with any other person.
My way of working is based in a psychodynamic theoretical orientation. However, I do not operate in silence when working because it is important to have some feedback that will enable you to feel a connection with me and that we are working together to help you understand what is going on for you.
Counselling is a process, and the pace of that process is determined by you. You will have control over what we discuss and when we do address certain topics of discussion. I believe counselling can offer more self-awareness which leads to the ability to make informed and better choices about your actions, rather than simply acting out of habit.
I work with people who are in training to become counsellors fees for this work will negotiated on our first session. I am fully aware of the financial commitment that being in therapy can be for people who are in training. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP). Being a member of BACP, I work with and am bound by their ethical way of working.