Counselling and psychotherapy
Please note – I am not taking clients at the moment because I'll be on a career break until summer 2014 but I would welcome enquiries after then.
I offer a warm and honest approach that will support you to explore and understand issues you may wish to bring to counselling.
Counselling can help you grow in awareness of who you are.
It may be a particular problem that concerns you, or you feel a general sense of unease or lack of direction and fulfilment in your life.
With awareness, there is the possibility of making different choices, improving the quality of your relationships and living a fuller, more satisfying life.
Below are some of the issues that bring people to counselling.
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavement | grief | loss
- Stress | anxiety
- Eating disorders
Building a safe and trusting relationship with you
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is really about building a safe and trusting relationship.
I will be curious and open to finding out who you are and what has brought you to this point in your life. I may ask questions about your past and your present and share my responses. I will listen attentively to what you are saying.
I believe that language and words are only one way to convey our experience and to be understood. Sometimes the right words just cannot be found. For this reason, I can work creatively with different mediums, explore visual images, dreams and physical sensations. These are particularly important when there have been traumatic and disturbing experiences that you have not yet had the chance to process.
I believe that we never 'arrive', but that life is an ongoing journey and this means that there is always the possibility of discovering more!
Is counselling right for you?
We can meet for an assessment and decide together whether counselling is the right thing for you.