People usually come to counselling because they want something in their lives to change. Many people want to deal with a difficult relationship or situation - whether personal or professional.
At the first meeting we will discuss how counselling might benefit you. Some clients chose a brief solution-focused approach of up to 8 sessions which can include setting goals and introducing strategies to address their problems; others prefer to continue on a longer term basis.
Having counselling can help you work through the blocks and help you to be able to express yourself and identify what you need, in order to re-establish and maintain balance in your life.
I work in a way that is transparent and do not believe that counselling is about ‘fixing’ something; rather that it is a collaborative process to together explore and find a way forward in life. The transformative power lies in the therapeutic relationship.
I will work with you, in a non-judgemental approach, to explore what is troubling you and how you can work through the things you may be experiencing as difficult and challenging. My approach is caring and effective and I enjoy helping you get your desired results. I will support you in reaching your goal in the shortest time possible to produce long lasting change that gets the the root of the issues you’re experiencing .
I am trained and influenced by several approaches to counselling such as Gestalt, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) and Energetic and Emotional Release Therapy . I am familiar with the 12-steps and SMART Recovery when working with addiction(s) and Codependency having spent many years working with addicts in rehab and treatment facilities.
I also work with couples that may be experiencing difficulties in their relationship. Many couples struggle and go round in circles with their problems. Small changes and new ways of understanding your problems can make significant shifts in a couples life together. Before a relationship can begin to be understood and restored, it is important to recognise and acknowledge that each person has a unique personality, perspective, values and belief system. I will help you to explore how as Individuals in the relationship you may adhere to different values and belief systems which may be triggering conflict in the relationship.
Please feel free to call or email me from the contacts page if you have any queries or to arrange an appointment.