If you are considering or looking for therapy, counselling, couples counselling, coaching or supervision, you may find what you are looking for here.
You may be at a juncture in your life where you are feeling vulnerable or anxious and uncertain where to seek help. Whatever issues are brought, therapy (counselling) can enable a greater awareness of all the different aspects of yourself and what you’re feeling and what’s happening in you. Some life experiences have huge and difficult effects on peoples lives. Therapy gives you more choices and more connectedness with yourself and others. I offer warmth, understanding and acceptance to help you find and develop yourself.
There is now much good research demonstrating how therapy can help you grow in understanding about an issue or issues you may wish to raise. It can enable you to have more resilience; helping you to learn, change and grow.
The central and crucial hypothesis of the client-centred approach in which I work as a psychotherapist is that individuals have within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and constructive growth. These resources can be accessed in counselling. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is a significant element in determining effectiveness.
Therapists who are successful in facilitating constructive change bring certain qualities to the therapy room. It is those attitudes of warmth, understanding, and acceptance that, I believe, I bring to the therapeutic relationship. Its effectiveness would free you to find your own way and direction. It would allow/enable you to work at your own pace, arising out of any vulnerability, anxiety and desire for growth.
Once you contact me by phone, text or email, and we have had a phone conversation, we can arrange our first meeting.
You can see at that initial session where we would meet in my home, and also find out about me and the way I practice counselling. You can then decide whether you believe I would be the right counsellor and place for you and whether you would wish to continue.
Should you wish to continue, the time, the frequency and number of sessions you would like to attend could then be decided.
My intention, should we agree to undertake therapy, would be to facilitate the therapeutic environment you experience bearing in mind the contention that ‘therapy is of the essence of life and is so to be understood; liberating in the process clients’ nature and destiny’ to quote Carl Rogers.