How I Work
Safe • Respectful • Confidential • Non-judgemental
I believe my first task as a counsellor and therapist is to build a relationship with you where you feel secure and heard without judgement. On that foundation, therapy has a chance of becoming a place where you feel safe enough to share the more vulnerable, challenging, or painful aspects of your experience.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I make use of a number of therapeutic approaches. This means that I can work with you flexibly in response to your specific issues and needs. Alongside my therapy training, I also draw on my training in Mindfulness for Health, with a particular focus on managing stress and anxiety.
One approach to therapy – the person- or client-centred - is at the heart of how I work, and embodies some of my core beliefs and values
a belief in the individual’s built-in capacity for health and growth
the conviction that a good therapeutic relationship can offer the conditions for that healthy growth to prosper
the understanding that my role as therapist is not to direct or lead you, but to work with you to support and nurture your own process of change
a commitment to equality and diversity, and a non-judgemental respect for all my clients
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within that organisation's professional Ethical Framework.