COUNSELLING – MY APPROACH
Counselling offers a confidential space for you to talk about any problems or difficulties you are experiencing. There are many reasons why, at different times in our lives, we feel we need to speak to someone who can listen to our concerns without judgement. Clients come to counselling due to an event, a relationship breakdown or the death of a loved one; work issues; or if they are affected by depression, anxiety or are just feeling stuck and want to move towards something new.
I am an experienced and qualified humanistic counsellor – my main approach is Person-Centred and I also use the models of Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I also like to work creatively, when appropriate, and will always tailor my approach in a way that best suits the needs of the client.
I offer a genuine and caring approach so you can safely explore whatever is troubling you in a safe and non-judgemental environment and at a pace that feels right for you.
I offer counselling, mentoring and support to individuals with Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Condition, their partners and family members. I have a neurodiverse family background and have studied autism and Asperger Syndrome at Sheffield Hallam University so I have a personal and academic understanding of the issues that relate to these conditions and can offer practical and emotional interventions as appropriate.
My role as a therapist is not to give advice or tell clients what to do but to work alongside you to help you to uncover and unravel underlying difficulties that are causing you concern.
I work in an integrative and holistic way so you can bring what feels most important you, including spirituality and religious beliefs, if these are an important part of your life.
I undertake Continual Professional Development and use regular supervision in my work as I am required to do so by the BACP.