As an accredited counsellor, my role is to provide you with a safe space to talk about what is on your mind. The sessions are confidential and I work in a non-judgmental way.
Counselling is not about me telling you what to do, nor is it about giving advice. The principles I follow are led by a person-centred approach. This means that I believe each of us has the resources and the ability to heal ourselves, and it is my role to be a facilitator to help you explore your issues and concerns in an objective and empathetic way.
I draw on practices from mindfulness and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), as well as other creative techniques. This allows me to work in a holistic way with clients, which in turns becomes a very individual experience. I am also an EMDR Practitioner, which is a technique that is very effective for those who have experienced trauma, high anxiety or phobias, among much more.
Counselling gives people a secure, confidential environment where they can express and understand their feelings, thoughts and emotions. I can help you to explore whatever is on your mind in an objective way. I won't judge you. For some people, talking can be hard, that is why I draw on other techniques to allow for you to process your thoughts and feelings without always having to talk about painful experiences.
People come to counselling for all different types of reasons:
The service I offer is professional, in line with the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy’s (BACP's) ethical guidelines and I am fully insured with Towergate Insurance. I am registered with the ICO as a data controller.
I offer a free telephone session before we commence with our sessions. This can help to alleviate any stress and anxiety you may have about coming for counselling and it also allows you the space to ask any questions that you might have.
All counsellors have to regularly see a supervisor, who helps to ensure that our work is beneficial to the client. The work with clients remains confidential as anonymity is reserved to ensure that no personal details are shared with my supervisor that could identify my clients in any way.