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.
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. 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.
I work as an integrative counsellor who offers empathy and compassion in a non-judgemental and safe environment who works in a client centred way. I am trained and influenced by several approaches to counselling such as person-centred, gestalt, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy). I am familiar with the 12-steps when working with addiction(s).
I also work with couples that may be having difficulties in their marriage/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.
At the first meeting we will discuss what brings you to counselling, what your goals are and how I can help you reach them. It's an opportunity to gain some background information from you and explore how we can work together. Some clients chose a brief solution-focused approach of up to 6 sessions which can include setting goals and introducing strategies to address their problems; others prefer to continue on a longer term basis.
I have a therapy room in Forest Hill (South East London) for face to face counselling for individuals and couples and also provide counselling via email and Skype.
Please feel free to call or email me from the contacts page if you have any queries or to arrange an appointment.