Counselling and Psychotherapy
I practise as an integrative therapist, which means that I work with a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods to suit the individuality of my clients. This might include the use of creative materials and resources, which can sometimes really help people to express themselves, especially when the subject matter is very difficult or confusing.
I believe that therapy gives you the opportunity to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others and gives you the chance to look at your life and your circumstances through a different lens. The success of the process lies within the therapeutic relationship and being able to express your deepest concerns in a safe and supportive environment. I believe that everyone has a natural drive towards contentment and fulfilment but there may be many difficulties along the way and sometimes these can be hard to define and understand.
Therapy can help you to identify more clearly the issues you are facing and so start to facilitate therapeutic change.
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Children and adolescents can show worrying behaviours when they are holding an emotional difficulty and are unable to understand and express what is going on for them. It is often very difficult for parents, as well as the young person themselves, to identify what the issues are that are making them feel emotionally insecure.
Working with a therapist, they can explore and process their feelings and start to make better sense of themselves and their relationships with others. In the therapy space, they can then be curious about what is happening and think about and consider more satisfying ways to cope with stresses and difficulties.
Understanding their emotional needs can help young people to feel happier and more confident in their everyday life.