What can Counselling help with?
Counselling can help with a range of short and long-term issues, including:
- Low self-esteem
- Life changes
If you feel aspects of your past are impacting your life now or are feeling stuck in your life, lost or not sure how to move forward, counselling can support you to explore your issues. In counselling I will draw on techniques from different types of therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you. I place you and the relationship we build, at the centre of our work together.
What theories do you use?
I use an integrative approach to counselling that is based on the belief that there isn’t just one way to help a client. Instead, I focus on you as an individual and use elements of different approaches to help you explore and cope with your problems.
Every client who walks through the door is different, what works for one person might not work for another. As an integrative therapist, I can choose the right approach for you. An integrative approach can have many benefits because it’s so personalised, helping with emotional wellbeing and mental health, enabling people to live life to their full potential. In integrative counselling we work together in a creative manner to find understanding and techniques that work for you.
What can I expect from counselling?
Therapy gives you a safe space, without judgment, to help you explore your thoughts and feelings.
My aim is to support you through a journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness to help you to make healthier and better choices for yourself. Being objective, I have no ulterior motive, but will be there for you.
As we go through sessions, I will review our work together and look at what’s been working for you and what’s not, adapting the approach as needed. I will highlight any areas we may have got stuck as well as progress made.
How many sessions will I need?
Because integrative therapy is such a personalised approach, the number of sessions will be determined by you and your needs. We will have regular reviews throughout our sessions and discuss progress to support us to recognise when you feel you have taken what you need from therapy to move forward in your life.
I am accredited by the BACP and bound by their ethical framework for counselling professions.