People come to counselling for many different reasons. I hope to work respectfully alongside you in whatever you feel you need support with. Together will we find your strengths, explore your options to feel more whole, or move forward. My approach is relational. I combine a variety of approaches that focus on the value of a supportive therapeutic relationship in promoting personal growth, integration and empowerment. I also believe that our experiences in childhood can powerfully affect how we feel about ourselves in relating to others now. Through exploring this we can move towards feeling more confident with others and develop our awareness and vitality in the here and now rather than being bound by our past. Sometimes words are not enough and therefore I also offer a creative arts-based practice for clients who would like to work in this way. You do not need to be good at art and absolutely no artistic experience is necessary! By representing our feelings creatively we can sometimes explore areas that we may not feel able to talk about. This can maximise the possibility of change and healing and may speed up the process of recovery or self-discovery. I have many years experience as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I have been in practice since 2001 and I have worked widely in the voluntary and statutory sector, including working for the NSPCC, as well as working in private practice in Lewes. Since 2007 I have worked as a counsellor educator- training others to become child counsellors at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I also lecture in Childhood and Youth studies at Sussex University.
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