Counselling and Psychotherapy can be such a rewarding process to go through. It is widely acknowledge and recognised that is important to look after our physical health but our emotional wellbeing is equally as important, but for some reason we aren’t always as good as attending to this. Im here to support you to do just that. I will provide you with a warm, safe and non judgemental environment for us to work through anything which may be troubling you, holding you back, or causing you some uncomfortableness.
I mainly work using Transactional Analysis (TA) however I will also draw upon skills and tools learnt from training in Life Coaching and NLP, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I believe that there is not one rule that fits all and therefore I will adapt the way in which I work with you depending on your needs.
I am a firm believer that the success of the ‘therapy’ lies within the relationship built between the therapist and the client. The reality is that often when people come to therapy they are there to talk about the ‘hard stuff’ and therefore it is important that a good relationship is formed, so you feel comfortable to speak openly and honestly about the ‘hard stuff.’ Therapy can have a hugely positive impact on your life but the journey there can be challenging at times. As your therapist, I am here not only to celebrate your success but also to guide and support you through the harder times, and help you develop a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I work with both individuals and couples within my practice.
I work with a range of different issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, relationship breakdown, low confidence and self esteem, abuse, and work related problems. Some individuals come not knowing fully what the ‘problem’ is but are perhaps feeling stuck or dissatisfied with life. Others are at cross roads in there lives, facing redundancy, new jobs, kids leaving home, trying to juggling the demands of parenthood, and adapting to retirement. My role is to help you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and support you to identify ways in which you can make your life richer and happier.
I came from a medical background and whilst at one point i thought about following in my parents footsteps I was more interested in what made us ‘tick’. What makes us who we are? We all have blood running through our veins but its the ‘other stuff’ that makes us individuals and its this ‘stuff’ that interests me. If someone has a broken leg then help is easily accessible and widely accepted but the ‘other suff’ is not quite so easy to see. Thats the ‘stuff’ that I’m interested in, and supporting clients to make positives changes to their lives is a really rewarding and privileged process to be apart of.
I have completed a Diploma in Tractional Analysis and I am a qualified Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I have also completed additional training in Couples Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am a member of the UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and a Registered Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics and professional practice.