COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS

MY APPROACH

My training is integrative which means I blend a number of different counselling theories and approaches which include the person centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and attachment theory. The person centred approach underpins what I do as this enables me to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore the more intimate facets of your world. I then draw on other approaches to tailor the therapy to your needs.

Counselling is often simply a place to process difficult thoughts and feelings, to help move from a place of confusion and feeling lost to a place of clarity and understanding. It can be like putting together a jigsaw from all the jumbled up pieces.

My aim is to help you grow in insight and self awareness so that you may make better choices for your relationships and emotional well-being. I do this by:

  • Making space for the expression of difficult thoughts and feelings

  • Exploring your current story and going back to childhood

  • Looking at significant relationships and attachments

  • Identifying unhelpful patterns of behaviour and issues with boundaries

  • Exploring strategies to manage unhealthy or destructive behaviour

  • Making links between past and present

  • Highlighting and challenging distorted thinking

  • Enabling new perspectives