How counselling with me works:
Therapy is most effective when we are able to build a trusting relationship, where you feel safe to share and where we connect as two human beings, together. I will bring warmth, compassion and openness to our work together, helping you to identify and share your feelings with me and I encourage you to be as open as you feel able to, in return.
I am trained as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. This means that I can work with you in the short term (generally 6-12 sessions) to address issues that are going on for you at the present time, and I can also work on a more long term basis, where we feel that may be more suitable for you.
Our sessions will be led by you, and what is important for you. I will reflect back what I hear from you, and gently ask questions so that you may see and understand your thoughts and experiences through a different lens, gaining new insight and understanding. As well as being helpful, you may also find it challenging and uncomfortable at times – this is completely normal and we will work our way through these feelings together.
The insights and understanding gained through therapy will enable you to feel better equipped to
deal with the challenges and difficulties that have brought you to therapy.
I do my best to ensure that my practice is inclusive of all, recognising that some communities face specific oppression and discrimination. I am committed to ongoing learning, reflecting on my own practice and listening to you in order to provide a service that meets your individual needs, where possible. If you have a special need or disability, please let me know so that I can try to accommodate this.
If you are interested in finding out more about how I work, please contact me on 07387 330119, or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
My personal journey to being a therapist began in my twenties, working with people
who’d been in care, were homeless or who’d experienced abuse. I was interested in their
stories and experiences; in understanding what had shaped them. It was amazing and humbling to
be alongside people as they faced their challenges, and found ways to heal and this is what continues to inspire me to work in counselling.