My Counselling Approach
As an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of psychological thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT).
My approach is primarily humanistic, grounded in Attachment Theory and guided by current neuroscience. My work acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body and mind.
How I Work:
Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship I focus on how my client experiences their life in the present. Every client has a unique situation and is considered as a whole. I encourage my client to explore and develop their own self awareness so it is made possible for them to begin to identify what it is that is needed in their life now. At the core of our work we will be looking at relationships in all their dimensions.
As a relational counsellor my approach is always collaborative. Building a warm, non- judgemental, secure relationship becomes a fundamental part of the work.
Talking, being heard and being understood on a deeper level can bring about profound change. Some clients prefer to just talk, while others connect more easily using other forms of creative expression. such as working with image and metaphor, expressive art, visualisation, dreams and writing.
I enjoy working with individuals, relationships and groups.