My role as a counsellor isn’t to give advice or choose a particular direction for you… I will listen, be along side you and together we can consider ways of finding your own solutions. The sessions will be confidential and focused on your needs. Counselling is about a safe place for you to explore and express your issues, concerns and fears, whether these are past or present.
Counselling is different to talking with your friends and family. They may have strong views and a biased opinion. I know the value of listening to your concerns attentively, without judging or needing a certain outcome. If we chose to work together, I will help you to explore and clarify whatever is happening in your life.
The counselling I offer, Person Centred Counselling, it is a supportive, non directive form of therapy where you are given the space and safety to share your concerns.
As we work together, I will ask you questions which lead you to deep discoveries about your feelings, your blind spots, your needs and your hopes. I will show you empathy, understanding and will be supportive and non-judgmental.
I have qualified with a Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Person Centered Counselling. As part of my continued personal and professional development I regularly attend workshops for Counsellors/Psychotherapists.
I am supported by a BACP registered supervisor who I see on a regular basis to discuss my counselling work.
I am a member of the BACP and I am committed to working in accordance with the principles set out in their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.