My Approach

 

“The only way out of emotional pain is by working through it. Allow me to accompany you on that journey”

 

My view is that we are all individuals; that effective counselling needs to be shaped to meet your own personal needs ‘we are all unique’. I will provide you with as much choice as possible because I believe that your needs are ‘individual to you’.

 

My professional counselling training is in Integrative Counselling. I draw from, apply and blend different therapeutic approaches, integrated from; Psychodynamic, Existential, Transactional Analysis, and primarily Humanistic and Person Centered approaches, along with creative techniques to enable me to effectively meet the individual needs and wishes of 'you' the client.

 

I do not believe in a 'one size fits all' approach to counselling and use an integrative approach in therapy to meet the clients individual needs. My overall objective however, is always the same - to do my very best to offer you an opportunity to ease any discomfort and improve your wellbeing. To help you discover and develop your own resilience, inner strength, and direction in life.

 

“As a therapist I work with my client’s to help them move towards a rich and fufilling life"

 

Integrative

       Integrative counselling means drawing on and blending specific types of therapies. This approach is not linked to one particular type of therapy as those practising integrative counselling do not believe that only one approach works for each client in all situations.

 

Humanistic Therapies

      Humanistic Therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the 'here and now'.

 

 Person-Centred Counselling (also known as “Client-Centred” or Rogerian” counselling)

      Person-Centred Counselling focuses on an individual's self worth and values. Being valued as a person, without being judged, can help an individual to accept who they are, and reconnect with themselves.

 

Transactional Analysis

      Transactional Analysis is based on the theory that we each have three ego states: Parent, Adult and Child. By recognising ego-states, Transactional Analysis attempts to identify how individuals communicate, and how this can be changed.

 

Existential Therapy

      Existential Therapy focuses on exploring the meaning of certain issues through a philosophical perspective, instead of a technique-based approach.

 

Psychodynamic Therapy

      Psychodynamic Therapy evolved from Psychoanalytic Therapy and seeks to discover how unconscious thoughts affect current behaviour. Psychodynamic Therapy usually focuses on more immediate problems and attempts to provide a quicker solution.