Areas of Expertise
A psychodynamic therapy that looks into your early relationship with your primary caregiver(s) and significant others. Our experience of our first relationship during infancy has a marked impact on our lives, as this relationship becomes the blueprint for all others.
Working through Attachment Therapy can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your world.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Explores your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, regarding the issues you have come to counselling for. It examines thinking patterns and deep seated negative beliefs about yourself that perpetuates your problems. Through practical exercises it provides a structured approach to tackling issues.
A humanistic therapy that has three principles at its core: empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. In person-centred therapy
great value is placed on these principles, as it is foremost that you feel heard, understood and accepted.
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I combine and adapt the aforementioned
therapeutic approaches. This enables me to provide you with a tailored therapeutic intervention targeting the issue you have come to counselling for. I will also use other approaches such as Compassionate Focused Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy.
Our first session together will involve an initial assessment, so that I can get a better understanding of the presenting problem and devise a goal oriented therapeutic intervention. Our first session also gives you the opportunity to get a sense of me and how I work, and decide if you would like to work with me and the therapeutic process offered.
Going forward, counselling sessions are in person, 50 minute duration at an agreed weekly time.
Finally, my practise is informed by the ethical standards and guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.