I am a trained counsellor for both Adults and Children and Young People
I offer an integrative counselling style. This means I draw from different approaches, like person centred and this can be very effective in helping us to make positive changes in our lives.
I also use psychodynamic approach and this is useful when we look at the attachments we have made throughout our lives and finding our resilience that helps make us able to cope in difficult times.
Sometimes we just lose our way and we need a bit of help and support to get back on track. Talking things through with someone who understands and accepts us can be enormously helpful in finding our way through confused feelings and emotions.
I have experience and success of working in with people who are experiencing emotional pain and trauma. Trauma can be sudden or it can be caused because of lack of nurture or abuse. Whatever the reason, it is most helpful to talk this through rather than keep it locked away. I have extensive experience of working with adopters, adoptees, and children or adults who have been in the care system.
My own life experiences and personal journey has helped me to develop the insight and awareness which I believe are crucial in an effective counsellor. I consider myself to be approachable and I understand how difficult it can be to face up to and deal with difficult areas of our lives, and talk about ourselves which can feel frightening or uncomfortable.
I believe that it is only through being heard, being accepted, being valued, that positive and long term changes can happen. However, within this, integrating strategies such as, cognitive behavioural techniques such as goal setting or journaling, can be helpful in providing a practical aspect to our work together, especially if you are experiencing anxiety. I also use creative techniques at times.
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