I am trained in psychotherapeutic counselling, and my approach is humanistic. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors (BACP).
‘Psychotherapeutic counselling’ means that I have studied a range of humanistic philosophies and approaches to therapy. I will offer you support to overcome the problems you are experiencing, but also the space to explore in more depth the patterns and beliefs that may have built up over your life, and the effect they are having on the way you live. A humanistic approach is one that is non-judgemental, values you as an independent individual and believes that you have both freedom and responsibility in the choices you make, and that you have the power to change.
Central to my approach is the use of Gestalt. Gestalt is a particular humanistic approach that doesn’t give people labels; instead I work to understand you in the context of the world you live in.
Instead of you feeling forced to change in a way you feel you should, as your counsellor I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings in order that you become more aware of your needs and wants. I will help you to become aware of the patterns in your life, and support you in making the changes you want to make.