I am non-directive, for instance; I do not tell you how many sessions you need, how to use the session, how to change, or what you ‘should do’.
I may offer some education about specific conditions or make suggestions based on Psychological Theory, however, I know that the best person to make decisions is you, and I will support you in building the confidence/skills to do this.·
I will always be honest; for instance, I will say if I am not the most suitable Counsellor for you, or If I feel that there is a obstacle, preventing change, that can not be dealt within the remit of Counselling.·
I see the counselling session as a level ground where we both are equally important in the session. Not only do I simply just believe this to be true, I believe it helps people to feel comfortable, be honest, and share difficult thoughts and feelings if they arise during the session, without fear of judgement.·
Qualifications and Accreditation
Advanced Diploma in Psychotheraputic Counselling.
Diploma in Hypnotherapy.
Accredited by The National Counselling Society.
I use an Integrative approach which means I am trained in several approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Therapy. I combined these approaches differently to meet the needs of each individual client.