Working in a private setting, I offer a confidential, safe place with a warm, supportive professional relationship within the ethical boundaries of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Face to face with clients – this is my preferred working mode.
- Online (for those who for whatever reason cannot or are not at ease with meeting in person) – using:
- Face Time
3. Where necessary for physical reasons, I am willing to work in a client’s home for a period
I believe that we are unique beings who respond to change, difficulty, pain and loss in different ways and that no one person has an identical response to any other; but I also deeply hold that, in our humanity, we have fundamentally similar needs for acceptance, love, understanding, fulfilment and creativity. I believe that healing and change come about though a recognition of the need for change, a real desire to change and a willingness to engage in the work to make that change. Studies have shown that despite all the methods and therapies, it is the relationship with the counsellor that is of prime importance in the outcome of counselling.
If you were to come to me for counselling, it would be important that you felt that you could relate to me and that we could work together. I use a number of therapeutic methods in my practice; choosing what seems appropriate for each situation and individual. These include, but not exclusively, Human Social Functioning (HSF), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Gestalt and various creative approaches. If you were to come to me for counselling, my aim would be for us to journey together using an process which would help you to achieve your desired goal.
For more about counselling: please see “Understanding counselling” and the links in that page