In counselling and psychotherapy you can learn to…

  • Manage stressful situations more effectively and gain a deeper sense of personal power.
  • Increase your sense of self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness.
  • Begin to see which aspects of your life you find fulfilling and satisfying and to consider any changes you could make.
  • Develop a better understanding of yourself and communicate with others more effectively.
  • Improve your relationship with your partner, family, friends and colleagues.
  • Work with your partner in couples therapy to identify what works and what doesn’t and to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Grow to understand the effect of past traumas and decrease the impact they have in the present.
  • Acknowledge unhelpful habits and patterns in your life and create more helpful and supportive ways to live.

How do I work? The success of counselling, psychotherapy and parenting coaching depends on the quality of the relationship between client and therapist. By being warm, receptive, open and non-judgemental, my aim is to provide a supportive environment in which you can feel safe, able to share your experience, and to trust you will feel heard with compassion. This allows you to clarify your feelings, deepen your self-understanding and to explore different responses to yourself and others. We will have an ongoing dialogue about the work, so you are in control of the pace and methods which you find most effective. As a humanistic therapist I believe that when we have the support we require we heal, grow and resolve many of our problems. Our life becomes more satisfying and fulfilling. I work by drawing on a variety of humanistic theoretical approaches, such as Gestalt and Formative Psychology

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