PGDiploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Therapy can provide a time and space free from the clutter of everyday life where you can untangle the feelings and experiences which are causing you difficulties. It can be challenging to open up distressing feelings to another person and I aim to provide a safe space for you to do this based on acceptance, empathy, trust and understanding. I believe experiencing acceptance and empathy can create an opportunity to be empathic to the self and to nurture self acceptance. This is something which I experienced in my own personal therapy.
I see our therapeutic relationship as central to the process of change. I will listen, think and feel with you as you explore and process your thoughts and feelings about the past and the present.
I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective. I feel that we can often find our past experiences and relationships alive in our present, impacting us unconsciously in ways which are no longer helpful. Sometimes, a better understanding of our past experiences and relationships can help us better understand our current ways of relating.
I have experience working with adults with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues loss, abuse, childhood sexual abuse, trauma, fear and relationship issues.
I am a member of the BACP and my work adheres to their ethical code and guidelines.